In total 463,813 euros have been allocated in the Foreign Ministry’s budget for the implementation of bilateral cooperation for development in 2018.
More than a half of the funds will be used to hold a grant competition for development cooperation projects in the EU’s Eastern Partnership and Central Asian countries, as well as a competition to co-finance projects by civil society organisations.
"Latvia will continue sharing its expertise through participation in projects and activities funded by other donors, including the United Nations Development Programme. For the fifth consecutive year, a training programme will be run for representatives from the European Neighbourhood Policy countries, Central Asia and Western Balkans. In line with the plan, the participation of Ukrainian trainees will be ensured in the “The EU Semester in Riga” summer school. Capacity building among the Supreme Audit Institutions of Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine will be provided together with Sweden," the Ministry said.
According to the plan, development cooperation measures will also be carried out by 16 other public administration institutions.