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Overview 2018-2020: Monaco helped 2.4 million direct beneficiaries.

In the first half of 2021, the Monegasque Cooperation reviewed its 2018-2020 strategic plan. A key figure emerged:  2.4 million direct beneficiaries. Health remains the primary area of intervention, representing 32% of funding, and 1 million beneficiaries.

 

From 2018 to 2020, the Government of Monaco mobilised 58.3 million Euros of ODA as part of its Strategic Plan, accompanied by 14 recommendations, 90% of which were respected, with the fight against poverty as the main focus.   During this period, Monaco dedicated 1.30% of its income to ODA, i.e. 497€/year per capita.

The Monegasque Cooperation focused its action on a limited number of partner countries, to avoid fragmenting aid and thus increase the impact of the efforts implemented. Three regions (Western Africa, Southern Africa/Great Lakes and Mediterranean/Middle East) and eleven countries were targeted: Niger, Burundi, Mali, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Madagascar, Mauritania, Morocco, South Africa, Tunisia and Lebanon [1] . 69% of funds were focused on the seven Least Advanced Countries, enabling us to meet the United Nations target in this field.

As mentioned above, health is the area of intervention which dominates the action implemented by the Monegasque Cooperation :

  • Health – 13.6 million Euros invested (32% of resources) for one million beneficiaries and 300 structures supported. Efforts were focused on the fight against pandemics (malaria and HIV-AIDS), the fight against sickle cell disease, the response to the COVID-19 pandemic (including the COVAX mechanism for equitable access to the vaccine).
  • Food and nutrition security – new for the 2018-2020 plan with 8.5 million Euros mobilised (20% of resources) for the benefit of 1.2 million people. Funds were used to support over 500,000 children suffering from malnutrition, to support small agricultural producers and to provide a response to the food supply consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Youth education and training – 7.9 million Euros (19% of resources) for the benefit of 72,000 beneficiaries and 82 education and training centres.  Access to tuition for the most vulnerable children, vocational training for youth and early education were among the priorities.
  • Socio-economic integration – 7.7 million Euros (18% of resources) targeted to 82,000 beneficiaries. Funding for 70 support structures for the vulnerable and 175 entrepreneurial organisations contributed to providing decent and sustainable work, in particular women and youth.

Finally, the period was marked by an unprecedented number of crises, related to conflict, natural disasters, global warming and the COVID-19 pandemic. Monaco took action and responded to 14 emergency appeals (by the United Nations and international ONGs), as well as 82 requests for assistance relating to the COVID-19 emergency in 2020 (see here – link to press release December 2020). A sign of the solidarity demonstrated by the Principality, Monaco became the leading donor State in 2020, per capita, for the High Commissioner for Refugees and the World Food Programme. 

[1]  Ranking in descending order of the Human Development Index

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