Under the Cotonou Agreement, as a member of the African-Caribbean-Pacific (ACP) group of countries, Kiribati benefits from the 10th European Development Fund (€13.8m). Details of funding priorities are set out in the country strategy paper .
The EU's political dialogue with Kiribati focuses on:
The EU and Kiribati are discussing how to collaborate more closely in multilateral fora on these and other issues.
Overall EU-managed assistance for 2008-13 is €20m. EU assistance and cooperation focuses on:
Following the mid-term review of the 10th EDF, Kiribati received a top-up of €2.5m for the water sanitation programme, and €4.2m has also been allocated under the Millennium Development Goals Initiative.
The EU and the Kiribati authorities are currently considering the use of general budget supportas a possible financing option, and the EU is developing its collaboration with Kiribati and other countries in the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) with respect to climate change and global warming.