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Policies

  • Crisis management in fragile countries

    The EU aims to give speedy and effective help to developing countries in crisis situations by swiftly launching emergency support programmes.

  • Policy coherence

    The EU aims to minimise contradictions and build synergies between different EU policies to benefit developing countries.

  • Budget support and dialogue with partner countries

    Budget supports are direct financial transfers to the partner country – conditional on policy dialogue, performance assessment and capacity building.

  • International development dialogue

    The European Commission plays an important and constructive role in international forums such as the UN, G8 and G20.

  • International gender equality

    International cooperation sets gender equality as one of the priority areas to improve living conditions of women and children around the world.

  • International human rights

    Human rights are defended by political dialogue with countries, aid, development policy and participation in multilateral forums like the United Nations.