EU Relations with Madagascar

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  • 18/04/2014
    270 65744 1 Statement by the EU High Representative Catherine Ashton and the European Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs on the return to constitutional rule in Madagascar Statement by the EU High Representative Catherine Ashton and the European Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs on the return to constitutional rule in Madagascar /statements/docs/2014/140418_02_en.pdf 04/18/2014 16:45:00 04/18/2014 16:45:00 04/18/2014 16:45:00 nulldate 2014041816 <p>European External Action Service</p> 090126248bbc0913 N 090126248bbc0913 /statements/docs/2014/140418_02_fr.pdf 117853 pdf Y /statements/docs/2014/140418_02_en.pdf 2 /statements/docs/2014/140418_02_en.pdf /statements/docs/2014/140418_02_fr.pdf /statements/docs/2014/140418_02_zz.pdf N ID_INTERNAL N N
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  • 07/02/2014
    91 65744 1 _blank Statement by the Spokesperson of EU High Representative Catherine Ashton on the presidential and general elections in Madagascar Statement by the Spokesperson of EU High Representative Catherine Ashton on the presidential and general elections in Madagascar /statements/docs/2014/140207_02_en.pdf 02/07/2014 12:34:00 02/07/2014 12:34:00 02/07/2014 12:34:00 nulldate 2014020712 <p>European External Action Service</p> 090126248b44bd0d N 090126248b4aa14c /statements/docs/2014/140207_02_fr.pdf 479715 pdf Y /statements/docs/2014/140207_02_en.pdf 2 /statements/docs/2014/140207_02_en.pdf /statements/docs/2014/140207_02_fr.pdf /statements/docs/2014/140207_02_zz.pdf N ID_INTERNAL N N
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  • 19/01/2014
    31 65744 1 _blank Catherine Ashton sur les élections présidentielles et législatives à Madagascar Catherine Ashton sur les élections présidentielles et législatives à Madagascar /statements/docs/2014/140119_01_fr.pdf 01/19/2014 13:32:00 01/19/2014 13:32:00 01/19/2014 13:32:00 nulldate 2014011913 <p>European External Action Service</p> 090126248b24799f N 090126248b24799f /statements/docs/2014/140119_01_fr.pdf 478767 pdf N /statements/docs/2014/140119_01_en.pdf 1 /statements/docs/2014/140119_01_fr.pdf /statements/docs/2014/140119_01_zz.pdf N ID_INTERNAL N N
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Off the east coast of Africa, Madagascar is the fourth-largest island in the world, with a surface area of 587,000 km². Despite its natural resources, the country remains one of the least developed on the planet. Poverty and its multiple manifestations such as chronic malnutrition, the absence of health care or access to education remain worrying, despite recent improvements. In 2007, 70% of Madagascar’s 18 million inhabitants were suffering from extreme poverty.

After years of political instability, democratic progress has been made in the country, particularly in terms of institutional reforms. Growth has recovered a degree of dynamism.

Key issues in EU-Madagascar relations

The development strategy is sharply focused on reducing poverty and achieving the Millennium Development Goals by 2015. In 2007, the new Madagascar Action Plan (MAP) replaced the Strategic Document on Poverty Reduction until 2012. It aims to ensure a quantitative leap in the country’s development process.

The 10th European Development Fund (EDF) fits into this context. It is structured around the development of transport infrastructure, rural development and planning, while emphasising the promotion of good governance and the reinforcement of regional integration.

In the field of infrastructure, particular attention was reserved for reinforcing the funding of the European Road Maintenance Fund and continuing the reform of the institutions responsible for transport infrastructure. The programme focuses on reconstruction, rehabilitation and maintenance of existing roads without envisaging new routes, in order to retain the existing system and respect the environment.

Rural development, its agricultural components and its food security aspect in particular, as well as decentralisation, form the second main area of the 10th EDF. Actions to support institutional reforms, democratisation and consolidation of the constitutional state started under the 9th EDF should also be stepped up.