The main goal is to contribute to sustainable development through institutional support and capacity building, and through support for the Angolan government’s strategy to combat poverty and achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDG). Building on that strategy, €214m in total financing will be provided under the 2008-13 EU Angola Country Strategy Paper (CSP) .
Human and social development
Access to good-quality, basic social services (education, health, welfare for vulnerable groups, water, sanitation). Repairing, constructing and equipping municipal infrastructure.
Rural development, agriculture and food security
Adaptation and diversification of smallholder farming, de-mining & associated security activities and providing basic infrastructure.
To develop trade, help non-state actors and manage biodiversity.
In July 2012, the EU and Angola signed a new partnership agreement, the Joint Way Forward (JWF) [102 KB] , which aims to deepen political dialogue and cooperation in many areas.
Progress on this is still limited – Angola has not yet signed the interim SADC EPA.
At the request of the Angolan government, an EU expert mission assessed the general (legislative & presidential) elections on 31 August 2012. An EU mission also observed the legislative elections of 2008.