EU 2005 Brussels The European Consensus on Development

Sectors : Infrastructure General, ICT, Transport, Water and Sanitation
Organisation : EU
Date made: 
2005
Level: 
Heads Of State
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Commitments in: Infrastructure - Infrastructure General

“78. The Community will respond within the budgets available to the growing demand, particularly from African countries, for the increase of donor funding to infrastructure, including economic infrastructure in support of efforts to eradicate poverty. The Community will provide support at various levels. The point of departure will be the national level with the major bulk of the assistance being channelled through partner countries’ strategies, securing an optimal balance between investment and maintenance. At regional and continental level the Community will launch a Partnership for Infrastructure, which will work together with regional economic communities, and other major partners, including the private sector. Partnership with the private sector will be supported.”

Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Infrastructure - ICT

“79. The Community will also support an increased use of information and communication technologies to bridge the digital divide. It will also increase its support to development-related research.”

Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Infrastructure - Transport

“77. The Community will promote a sustainable transport sectoral approach. This approach will be based on the principles of partner country ownership and prioritisation through poverty reduction or equivalent strategies, meeting partner countries’ needs, ensuring transport safety, affordability, efficiency and minimising negative effects on the environment...”

Scope: 
International

Commitments in: Infrastructure - Water and Sanitation

“81. The EU Water Initiative contributes to these policy objectives. Its key elements are to: reinforce political commitment to action; raise the profile of water and sanitation issues in the context of poverty reduction efforts and sustainable development; promote better water governance arrangements; encourage regional and sub-regional cooperation on water management issues; and catalyse additional funding.”

Scope: 
International