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Framework documents

Polish development cooperation is planned in a multiannual perspective. The current strategic document is the Multiannual Development Cooperation Programme for 2016-2020.

The most important document defining, among others, geographical and thematic priority areas of Polish aid is  Multiannual development cooperation programme, covering at least four years. Pursuant to the Development Cooperation Act of 16 September 2011, the programme is adopted by the Council of Ministers by way of a resolution. The draft of the Programme is prepared by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, subject to opinion of the Development Cooperation Programme Board and public consultation.

Operational documents for the Multiannual Development Cooperation Programme are the annual Development Cooperation Plans which set out specific forms of cooperation and activities in the field of development aid, humanitarian aid and global education. The plans also specify the amount of financial resources allocated to the designated developing country or a given development cooperation task.

The Polish aid priority countries are currently twelve countries, i.e. four countries in the Eastern Partnership (Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) and eight countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East (Ethiopia, Kenya, Lebanon, Myanmar, Palestine, Senegal, Uganda, Tanzania).

Intensive work is underway to adopt a new Multiannual Development Cooperation Programme for 2021-2030. The new Multiannual Development Cooperation Programme for 2021-2030 – Solidarity for Development will be closely aligned with the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its priorities will be based on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


Multiannual Development Cooperation Programme 2016-2020
MSZ​_WPWR​_2018​_ENG​_srodek​_DRUK.pdf 3.31MB
Polish Development Cooperation Act 2011
Polish​_Development​_Cooperation​_Act​_2011.pdf 0.05MB