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Spanish Cooperation in the field

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The end goal of the aid administered by Spanish Cooperation is to improve the lives of millions of people. To do this, a result-based approach is applied to the planning of all policies, plans and lines of action, meaning that in each of the Country Association Framework Agreements the development results that Spanish Cooperation looks to achieve are defined in harmony with the priorities and plans of national governments and with the Master Plan. All lines of work and development results are in the MAP documents. This table presents how the guidelines are being applied and in which partner countries, only taking into account countries that signed MAPs in 2013 within the framework of the 4th Master Plan and those expected to sign up in the first months of 2014, whose documentation and negotiation processes are already well under way.

It is important to bear in mind that, following the MAP methodology, the following concerns are transversal: gender, the Environment, human rights and cultural diversity.



1. Consolidating democratic processes and the rule of Law


  • Driving forward the quality of democracy
  • Strengthening public sector administration and management
  • The Rule of Law and the promotion of Human Rights
  • Morocco, Mauritania, Mozambique, Dominican Republic, Senegal
  • The Philippines, Morocco, Mauritania, Mozambique, Dominican Republic, Senegal
  • The Philippines, Guatemala, Morocco, Mauritania
2. Reducing inequality and exposure to extreme poverty and crises
  • Prevention policies
  • Social protection programmes
  • Adequate and sufficient food during crisis
  • Cuba, The Philippines, Mozambique
  • Guatemala, Senegal
3.Promoting economic opportunities for the poorest members of society
  • Rural and territorial development, with agriculture as a key sector
  • Inclusive and sustainable economic growth
  • Cuba, Mauritania, Mozambique, Senegal
  • The Philippines, Morocco, Dominican Republic
4. Fostering systems of social cohesion, emphasising basic social services
  • The universal right to basic and quality education.
  • Public policies that guarantee the right to food
  • The right to water and basic sanitation
  • Morocco, Mauritania, Mozambique
  • Cuba, Morocco, Dominican Republic
  • Cuba and Dominican Republic
  • Senegal, Guatemala
5. Promoting women's rights and gender equality
  • To mainstream approaches to Development based on Gender and Human Rights in all areas of the Spanish Cooperation system
  •  Lines for formal equality. Lines for substantive equality
  • Specific lines for the empowerment of women who suffer the worst forms of violence and discrimination
  • The Philippines, Morroco, Mauritania, Senegal
  • Cuba
  • Cuba, Guatemala
6. Improving the provision of global and regional public goods
  • Sustainable development and the Environment
  • Peace and Security
  • International economic and financial stability
  • World health
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Cuba, The Philippines, Mauritania, Mozambique, Dominican Republic
  • Cuba, The Philippines, Dominican Republic
7. Providing quality solutions to humanitarian crises
  • Driving forward victim protection and the application of IHL
  • Promoting protection of the humanitarian space
  • Boosting participation in the HERID
8. Creating a global society committed to development
  • Reinforcing development education processes
  • Strengthening networking, coordination and complementarity among participants
  • Fostering an evaluative culture in development education


The end goal of the aid administered by Spanish Cooperation is to improve the lives of millions of people. In order to achieve this goal, the entire system of flows, targets, plans, policies and areas of activity is practical applied through the programmes and projects that we manage and carry out in the field. Spanish Cooperation is committed to enhancing the effectiveness of the aid it provides. A key part of this effectiveness is a level of transparency that ensures full access to information.

More information on the programmes and projects carried out by some of the participants in the Spanish cooperation system can be found below:


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