Institute for International
Cooperation and Development Studies

Basque public cooperation has provided 68,5 millions of Euros in funding in 2019

Date: 2020 November 30

En 2019 las principales instituciones vascas de cooperación para el desarrollo destinaron 68,5 millones de euros a 863 iniciativas de las que 554 se iniciaron en dicho ejercicio. Así lo recoge el , que recoge información del Gobierno Vasco, las tres diputaciones forales, los ayuntamientos de las tres capitales vascas y Euskal Fondoa.

68,5 million of Euros were destined by the most important Basque institutions for cooperation towards funding 863 initiatives in 2019. Out of those 863, 554 have started in the year 2019. This is the data gathered by the Basque Public Cooperation Website, in charge of gathering information through the Basque Government, the three regional governments, the city councils of the three Basque capitals and Euskal Fondoa.

The Hegoa Institute research group on coherence of politics for development and international cooperation has promoted the launch of this tool and supervises its annual update.

The global numbers for 2019 are very similar to the ones from 2018, where the funding was slightly higher, reaching 69,5 millions of Euros.

The website allows for a joint vision of the initiatives of solidarity that are accompanied by the aforementioned public institutions, the ones in charge of providing the highest volume of public funds towards development cooperation in the Autonomous Community of the Basque Country. From the year 2014 up until currently –period covered by the website in question- the institutions have destined around 371 millions of Euros.

The website allows to analyse the geographical distribution of the funds executed in 2019: 24% were destined to South America; 24% to Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean; 20,5% to Africa; 20,5% to Europe; 8% to Asia, and 3% to initiatives that covered various countries or the international sphere.

The countries to which the highest volume of funds was destined towards initiatives of development cooperation and humanitarian action have been Guatemala (8,2%), Peru (7%), Colombia (6,4%), El Salvador (5,6%), Bolivia (5,3%), Equador (4,2%), Senegal (4,2%), Palestine (2,9%), Cuba (2,8%), Democratic Republic of Congo (2,8%) and the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (2,4%).

With regards to the percentage that was destined to Europe (20,5%), the majority was destined to projects of education for social transformation and service to migrants and refugees affected by the humanitarian crises at the European boarders.