The Development Cooperation Instrument assists developing countries on their way to reducing poverty and enhancing sustainable development and social progress towards faster integration into the world economy. The main objectives of the programme are to reduce poverty in developing countries, support sustainable development, foster human rights and promote democracy and good governance.
The programme is divided into three categories;
1. bilateral and regional geographic programmes covering cooperation with Asia, Latin America, Central Asia, the Middle East and South Africa;
2. thematic programmes covering the following issues: investing in people, environment and sustainable management of natural resources including energy, non-State actors and local authorities, food security, and migration and asylum; and
3. accompanying measures for sugar-producing countries.
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