FIIAPP and the EU
The Fundación Internacional y para Iberoamérica de Administración y Políticas Públicas (FIIAPP) is a public sector foundation that manages international cooperation projects within the 2030 Agenda framework. With a mandate based on the exchange of experiences between the public Administrations of different countries, it is a means for Spanish and European cooperation efforts.
The Foundation works to support governments by focussing on international cooperation projects, assisting public policy reform processes shaped by partner country priorities.
With a presence in over 100 countries, FIIAPP creates space for dialogue between counterpart institutions, as well as knowledge exchange through the engagement of public expertise. FIIAPP consequently encourages stronger relations and trust between public institutions, and relationships that can last beyond the project, which also contributes to creating shared values amongst societies of our partner countries.
The European Union (EU) has been one of Ghana’s development partners since 1976, and has enjoyed a continuous political dialogue with the Government of Ghana, which led to the ARAP Agreement 2016.
The EU’s support and investment into the programme is driven by the belief that the impunity of corruption is a major contributor to poverty, and an obstacle to economic and social development and the realisation of human rights. Corruption seriously affects a government’s ability to fully work in the best interests of its citizens, preventing its ability to provide adequate social services or invest in infrastructure and economic development. The EU’s funding of the ARAP programme therefore also aims to create an environment that enables citizens to lift themselves out of extreme poverty while supporting the overall prosperity of the country.
To ensure an efficient and effective implementation of the programme, the EU appointed FIIAPP to manage the budget and overall coordination. FIIAPP is responsible for working closely with stakeholder organisations on the strategy planning and programme delivery. Encouraged by the progress already made in Ghana’s fight against corruption, FIIAPP and the EU have become important partners to help address the related challenges still facing the country.