The Spanish Agency for International Cooperation for Development (AECID) was created in November, 1988, as a managing body for Spanish policy for International Cooperative Development.
The AECID is an autonomous organization attached to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation through the Office of the Secretary of State for International Cooperation.
The Agency is responsible for the design, execution and management of the projects and programs of cooperative development, whether directly with its own resources or through collaboration with other national and international entities and non-governmental organizations for development.
The purpose of the Agency is to reinforce five fundamental areas: humanitarian aid, with the creation of an Office for Humanitarian Action; cooperation with sub-Saharan Africa, with the creation of a specific department for this region; sectoral cooperation, with the creation of a directorate for sectoral and multilateral cooperation; personnel, economic and financial management, as well as management of organisation and quality control of processes and procedures.
As regarding Funding Programs NGOs can apply for financial support under the following funding programmes:
Agreements between NGOs and AECI: This programme supports long-term development co-operation interventions of NGOs.
Grants for development co-operation projects: This programme provides grants for carrying out development co-operation projects.
Grants for private initiative projects or activities: This programme provides grants for projects or activities based on private development co-operation initiatives.
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