EU, Philippines Seal 2011-2013 Development Deal

A health station at an evacuation center in the Mamasapano primary school in the Philippine province of Maguindanao. The European Union has committed euro69 million (UDS94.7 million) in aid to the Philippines from 2011 to 2013. Photo by: EC/ECHO/Anne-Françoise Moffroid

The European Union and the Philippines have signed a memorandum of understanding detailing the priorities of EU development assistance for the country over the next three years.

Under the memorandum, the EU will provide euro69 million (UDS94.7 million) to the Philippines from 2011 to 2013. The grant will primarily go toward programs promoting good governance and back a more effective delivery of social services, particularly health care. It also includes support for vulnerable communities, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and trade-related activities, according to a news release from the Philippine National Economic Development Authority.

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