"Cotonou and You" WWF Handbook | WWF

"Cotonou and You" WWF Handbook

Posted on
06 October 2006
The Cotonou Agreement was signed in 2000 and formally sets out a cooperation agreement between the EU Member States and the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries. Cotonou means significant financial resources for ACP countries, mainly via the European Development Fund (EDF). Both the EC’s development budget and the European Development Fund are increasing, meaning greater volumes of aid to ACP countries. The EDF for the period 2008 – 2013 will be €21.9 billion.

For these reasons it is now more important than ever that WWF and other civil society organisations understand what the Cotonou Agreement is, how the important programming decisions are made, and – crucially – know how, where and when WWF can engage in the processes.

This ‘Cotonou Manual’ provides you with important information on how aid is delivered under the Cotonou Agreement. It sets out the what, who, how and when of Cotonou and focuses on the mechanisms most relevant to WWF country offices.
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