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Overall European Union support to Africa

Together, the EU and its Member States are the biggest donor to the African continent. Approximately EUR 20 billion a year in development aid is directed to Africa through programmes implemented at a continental, regional and national level. Around 20% of this is managed by the European Commission.


Specific support to the implementation of the Africa-EU Partnership

In addition to specific projects financed by EU and African Union Member States and their development institutions, the EU provides dedicated support for the implementation of the partnership through two main channels:

  • The Pan-African Programme – EUR 845 million for 2014-2020 – supports projects with trans-regional, continental or global added-value. It is the first ever EU programme in development and cooperation that covers Africa as a whole.
  • The African Peace Facility –  over EUR 2.7 billion since 2004 –  is EU’s main instrument to sup­port African-led peace support operations, the operationalisation of the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA) and initiatives under the Early Response Mechanism (ERM).