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Strategic Framework

In line with the European practice, Romania adopted, through Government Decision (no. 703/2006), the National Strategy on the international development cooperation policy and the Action Plan for the implementation of the National Strategy on the international development cooperation policy.

Romania supports the development of states in geographic areas labelled as priorities for the Romanian foreign relations, i.e. the Eastern European states, the Western Balkans and South Caucasian countries. However, in principle, Romania will also support least developed and low-income countries. The list of beneficiary countries can be expanded towards Central Asia, Africa and Latin America, once Romanian capacities in the field of assistance for development are consolidated.

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The Romanian development cooperation policy subscribes to the objectives, values, and principles asserted by the European Development Consensus of 20 December 2005.

Romania adopted the EU commitments on financing for development (Monterrey Consensus) and aid effectiveness (by signing the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness and adopting the Accra Agenda for Action), including the commitments regarding a substantial increase in financing for development.

At the European Council in 2005, EU Member States committed to increase their ODA allocations in order to reach 0.56% of GNI in 2010 and 0.7% of GNI by 2015. Romania, like the other new EU member states, will strive to increase its ODA to reach, within their respective budget allocation processes, 0.17% of GNP in 2010 and 0.33% by 2015.