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In the context of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which were adopted in 2015, the Principality’s international cooperation and development policy has made combatting poverty its priority.

The Principality’s actions focus on four main areas: health, food security, socio-economic inclusion and education. More than 130 projects are supported each year in 11 partner countries. The focus is primarily on the most vulnerable populations: children, women, people with disabilities, refugees and so on.

Emergency humanitarian aid, given in response to various crises around the world, natural disasters and political conflicts, are another priority for Monaco’s international development policy.

Monaco’s official development assistance has been steadily increasing since 2015, with EUR 54 million set to be allocated between 2018 and 2020.

The Prince’s Government’s policy on official development assistance is implemented by the Department of International Cooperation.

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Main areas of cooperation:


  • Controlling pandemics and neglected diseases
  • Improving maternal and child health
  • Supporting national healthcare systems and access to medical treatment

Food security:

  • Nutrition
  • Food production and agriculture

Socio-economic inclusion:

  • Social assistance and inclusion for vulnerable populations
  • Social entrepreneurship / local economic development


  • Access to education and literacy
  • Support for training
© Sébastien Darasse
© Sébastien Darasse

The Department of International Cooperation operates in three geographic areas and 11 partner countries:

  • West Africa and the Sahel: Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Senegal
  • East and Southern Africa: South Africa, Burundi, Madagascar
  • North Africa and the Mediterranean: Lebanon, Morocco, Mauritania, Tunisia
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