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Yemen

Europaid - Mon, 06/03/2013 - 16:19

The focus of cooperation with Yemen – a low-income country which currently ranks 154 out of 187 in the UN Human Development Index – is improving its governance and reducing poverty by stimulating economic growth and developing human capital. These goals will notably be supported by increasing the capacity of the state to deliver basic social services and offer social protection to its people and encouraging job creation through the expansion of the private sector.

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Wallis and Futuna Islands

Europaid - Mon, 06/03/2013 - 16:16

The archipelago of Wallis and Futuna is a French Overseas Territory located in the Southern Pacific. It has three main islands: Wallis, Futuna and Alofi. The capital is Mata-Utu, on the island of Wallis. The total area is 142 km² and the population stands at 13,445. The economy has remained traditional and low-monetised with a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) that is essentially non-commercial.

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Vietnam

Europaid - Mon, 06/03/2013 - 16:14

Vietnam has seen good economic growth and is continuing with reforms to move towards a market economy integrated into world trading systems.

The country has made progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – notably in enrolment for education and reduction of infant mortality. Social inequalities need, however, to be addressed and the country’s integration into the international economy requires consolidation.

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Ukraine

Europaid - Mon, 06/03/2013 - 16:13

The EU cooperates with Ukraine in the framework of the European Neighbourhood Policy and its eastern regional dimension, the Eastern Partnership. The key goal is to bring Ukraine closer to the EU.

The European Neighbourhood Instrument is the EU financial instrument dedicated to the Neighbourhood for the period 2014-2020. It replaces the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI) of 2007-2013. Other funding sources are the thematic programmes, focused on human rights and civil society.

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Turks and Caicos

Europaid - Mon, 06/03/2013 - 16:11

British Overseas Territory, the Turks and Caicos Islands consist of around 40 islets and cays, with a total area of 430 km² and a population of 38,435.Prior to the start of the economic crisis, Turks and Caicos underwent rapid economic development built on tourism, mainly concentrated on the island of Providenciales.

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Saint Pierre and Miquelon

Europaid - Mon, 06/03/2013 - 16:10

A French Overseas Territory, Saint Pierre and Miquelon is located in the North Atlantic Ocean, south of Newfoundland. Its population stands at 6 125 and its capital is Saint-Pierre.

Its inhabitants traditionally earned their livelihood through fishing-related activities, now in decline due to the steady drop in the number of ships stopping at Saint Pierre, disputes with Canada over fishing quotas and 1992 limitation of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon's exclusive economic zone to roughly 12 km², following the judgement of the Arbitration Tribunal of New York.

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Sint Maarten

Europaid - Mon, 06/03/2013 - 16:08

A Dutch Overseas Territory with a total area of 34 km², Sint-Maarten’s population numbers 50,000 and its capital is Philipsburg. Tourism is the mainstay of the economy.

Together with the islands of Bonaire, St-Eustatius, Saba and Curaçao, Sint-Maarten was formerly part of the autonomous Netherlands Antilles, dissolved in October 2010. It is now one of two new autonomous countries within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the other being Curaçao. The French Overseas Department, Saint-Martin is its northern neighbour on the same island.

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Sint Eustatius

Europaid - Mon, 06/03/2013 - 16:07

Sint-Eustatius is a Dutch Overseas Territory in the northern part of the Leeward Islands, with a total area of 21 km² and a population of 3,800. Its capital is Oranjestad. Tourism is the mainstay of Sint-Eustatius' economy.

Sint-Eustatius, together with the islands of Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba and Sint-Maarten, formed the autonomous Netherlands Antilles, dissolved in October 2010. The country has been replaced by two new autonomous countries, Curaçao and Sint-Maarten, and three special municipalities of the Netherlands: Bonaire, Sint-Eustatius and Saba.

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Saba

Europaid - Mon, 06/03/2013 - 16:01

A Dutch Overseas Territory located in the northern part of the Leeward Islands, Saba’s total area is 13 km², and its capital is The Bottom. Its population numbers around 2,000. Until October 2010, Saba was part of the autonomous Netherlands Antilles. Since dissolved as a country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, it has been replaced by two new autonomous countries, Curaçao and Sint-Maarten and three special municipalities of the Netherlands: Bonaire, St-Eustatius and Saba. Tourism is Saba’s economic mainstay.

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Russia

Europaid - Mon, 06/03/2013 - 16:00

Russia is no longer an Official Development Aid recipient. Under the EU budget there has been no more Multi-Annual Indicative Programme or Annual Action Plan for Russia since 2011.

In 2014-2017, Russia will receive support to civil society, academic exchanges and regional cooperation. 

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Pitcairn

Europaid - Mon, 06/03/2013 - 15:57

A British Overseas Territory, Pitcairn is located in the south of the Pacific Ocean. Its capital is Adamstown, but the general administration is managed by the Pitcairn Islands Office located in Auckland (New Zealand), 5310 km away. Pitcairn has a population of 54 inhabitants.The island’s economy is essentially self-sufficient.

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Philippines

Europaid - Mon, 06/03/2013 - 15:56

The Philippines comprises over 7,000 islands and has a population of 86 million. It is ranked as a lower-middle-income country but there is an unequal distribution of wealth. Economic progress over the past decades has had only a limited impact on poverty reduction mainly owing to high population growth, unemployment, corruption, feudal politics and local conflicts.

The EU's support to the Philippines focuses on the health sector, governance and on assistance to vulnerable populations, specifically in Mindanao which has been affected by population displacement.

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Pakistan

Europaid - Mon, 06/03/2013 - 15:54

Fighting poverty and helping the country on its path towards inclusive and sustainable growth are the aims of EU support to Pakistan. The EU considers that such goals will only be achieved by increasing political stability, improving the rule of law, bringing about human and social development, creating productive and decent work opportunities and diversifying the economy.

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Nigeria

Europaid - Mon, 06/03/2013 - 15:53

Nigeria is Africa’s most populous nation. In spite of its oil wealth, about two-thirds of its estimated 160 million population lives on less than one US dollar per day.

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New Caledonia and Dependencies

Europaid - Mon, 06/03/2013 - 15:28

French Overseas Territory, New Caledonia is an archipelago in the Southern Pacific. It has a total surface area of 180,576 km² and consists of Grande-Terre, Pine Island, Belep archipelago and the Loyalty Islands. The capital, Noumea, is located on Grande-Terre Island. The population of New Caledonia is 252,000.

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Myanmar/Burma

Europaid - Mon, 06/03/2013 - 14:35

Following 50 years of authoritarian military rule, Myanmar/Burma is embarking upon a remarkable transition which is evolving at a rapid pace. Following the suspension of most EU restrictive measures in May 2012, the EU is now fully engaging with the Myanmar/Burma government.

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Montserrat

Europaid - Mon, 06/03/2013 - 14:33

A British Overseas Territory located in the Eastern Caribbean, Montserrat suffered a violent volcanic eruption in July 1995. This led to the setting up of a safety zone (in the North) and an exclusion zone in the South, the latter covering over half of its territory. Two-thirds of its 12,000 inhabitants fled. Montserrat is an open and dependent micro-economy with limited economic activity which includes mining and quarrying, construction, financial and professional services and tourism. The country relies on imports to meet domestic demand.

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Moldova

Europaid - Mon, 06/03/2013 - 14:31

The EU cooperates with Moldova in the framework of the European Neighbourhood Policy and its eastern regional dimension, the Eastern Partnership. The key goal is to bring Moldova closer to the EU.

The European Neighbourhood Instrument is the EU financial instrument dedicated to the Neighbourhood for the period 2014-2020. It replaces the European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI) of 2007-2013. Other funding sources are the thematic programmes, focused on human rights and civil society.

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Lao People’s Democratic Republic

Europaid - Mon, 06/03/2013 - 14:29

The main development goal of the Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) – and of EU assistance to this least developed country – is poverty reduction for the country's diverse population of many ethnic groups.

EU support has shifted from targeted project aid to more sector-based support – a holistic approach which strengthens the country’s own measures to improve governance, roll out economic reforms and facilitate its integration into regional and global economies.

Poverty reduction priority

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Iraq

Europaid - Mon, 06/03/2013 - 14:27

The focus of EU support to Iraq since 2003 is on building basic services – health, education, water and sanitation – and government institutions through capacity building. An initial project was drawn up directly with the government in 2008. Signed in May 2012, a partnership and cooperation agreement has increased scope for both political and economic cooperation. EU support is crucial to consolidate governance, democracy and rule of law, all of which are still fragile.

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