International cooperation and development activities: EU publishes key results
July 22, 2016
The European Commission published today the first report based on the new “EU International Cooperation and Development Results Framework”, providing a selection of results achieved in about 100 partner countries including southern and eastern Neighbourhood countries with the support of EU-funded projects and programmes.
The report presents the results of the most financially important EU funded projects and programmes completed between mid-2013 and mid-2014. It shows that, with the contribution of EU development cooperation, over 4.5 million women of reproductive age and children under 5 benefited from nutrition-related programmes, and over 1.1 million births were attended by skilled health personnel, helping to reduce maternal mortality. Over 29 million children were enrolled at school, with over 19 million in primary education and 9.5 million in secondary education.
Other key results in the report highlight that more than 19 elections were supported where the electoral process was perceived by independent observers as free and fair and almost 14 million hectares of protected areas were managed to help ensure biological diversity and preserve natural heritage. Meanwhile, more than 325,000 people benefited from training and skills development intended to improve their employability, productivity and competitiveness.
The areas covered in the report are: good governance, conflict prevention, energy, education, health, sustainable agriculture, transport, and environment and climate change. (EU Neighbourhood Info)