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The European Development Fund

The European Development Fund (EDF) provides development assistance to the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries. Unlike the Development Cooperation Instrument (DCI), it is directly funded by the EU’s Member States and operates outside the EU budget. The 11th European Development Fund will commence in 2014. Proposed actions under the EDF will focus on an instrument that specifically aims to fund and implement infrastructure projects in Africa that have a regional dimension. This instrument – the EU Africa Infrastructure Trust Fund – is governed by 12 European donor countries.