EuropeAid aims to reinforce the ability of the EU to design development policy for all developing countries, and enhances policy coherence for development while further improving implementation and delivery mechanisms. It also defines the future development policy drawing from the objectives of the EU’s Green Paper on development policy and contributes to global challenges ahead.
EuropeAid plays a leading role in the international debate for development involving donors, international institutions, developing and emerging countries and non-state actors. EuropeAid delivers aid through a set of financial instruments with a focus on ensuring the quality of EU aid and its effectiveness. This funding programme addresses the following challenges:
- Promoting human rights and democratic values;
- Better financial management, macroeconomic stability, inclusive growth and less corruption and fraud;
- Sector reforms and sector service delivery;
- State building in fragile states/addressing the specific challenges of small island development states (SIDS) and overseas countries and territories (OCTS); and
- Better domestic revenue mobilisation and less aid dependency.