Europaid – Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO)

The Commission's Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO) is responsible for designing European international cooperation and development policy and delivering aid throughout the world.

DG DEVCO is in charge of development cooperation policy in a wider framework of international cooperation, adapting to the evolving needs of partner countries. This encompasses cooperation with developing countries at different stages of development, including with countries graduated from bilateral development assistance to cover the specific needs of these countries during the transition period between low income countries and upper middle income countries. DG DEVCO works closely with other Commission services responsible for thematic policies, as well as with the European External Action Service and Commission services on external action, so as to facilitate and help ensure a consistent approach.

DG DEVCO is responsible for formulating European Union development policy and thematic policies in order to reduce poverty in the world, to ensure sustainable economic, social and environmental development and to promote democracy, the rule of law, good governance and the respect of human rights, notably through external aid. We foster coordination between the European Union and its Member States in the area of development cooperation and ensure the external representation of the European Union in this field.

DG DEVCO's work is carried out with the ultimate aim of:

- reducing poverty in the world;
- ensuring sustainable development;
- promoting democracy, peace and security.

Current projects

Addressing the food and nutritional insecurity in Grand’Anse (Anse d’Hainault and Les Irois municipalities)

Rebuilding governance in Yemen

Integrated economic development of Central and Uva Provinces of Sri Lanka

Durable Solutions for Returnees and Internally Displaced Persons

Women Building Peace: Promoting the role of Afghan women in peace and security processes and in the prevention of gender-based violence

Towards an active participation of civil society in the reform process

Protection and self-employment to strengthen women’s rights

Implementation of new climate-smart agricultural practices and integrated management of the Arcahaie

Improving livelihoods and food security through sustainable Natural Resource Management

Building Resilience through Social Safety Nets

Strengthening dialogue between Congolese civil society organizations and improving internal governance

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