Aid to education
In Estonia, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs oversees the country’s development cooperation. According to the 2016-2020 strategy (Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Aid Strategy 2016-2020), Estonia’s development cooperation and humanitarian aid objectives include:
- To contribute to reducing global poverty and human development in lower-income countries
- To support peace and stability, the granting of human rights, the development of democracy as well as the promoting of good governance practices in lower-income countries
- To promote economic development, including support for economic reform, integration into the global trade network and agriculture, fostering environmentally friendly and sustainable development
- To enhance development cooperation capacity of the Estonian public, private and third sectors and increasing the population’s awareness of development cooperation and introducing global education. Development of the ICT-sector and e-governance issues will be a horizontal field
Estonia places particular emphasis on sharing experiences with transition economies.