INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION OF SLOVENIA
The international development cooperation programme of the Republic of Slovenia has been included among Slovenia’s foreign policy priorities. As part of a modern foreign policy, international development cooperation has been integrated into the global development processes and is an important tool in developing political and economic relations with both developing and developed countries.
In terms of per-capita GNI, Slovenia is among the economically developed countries of the world, and has been an official development assistance donor since 2004. In 2013, funds earmarked for international development cooperation amounted to EUR 46.215.763 or 0.13% of GNI.
International development cooperation is regulated by the International Development Cooperation of the Republic of Slovenia Act, adopted in June 2006. The Act defines the objectives and methods of long-term planning, financing and implementation of international development cooperation of Slovenia. In July 2008, the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia adopted the Resolution on International Development Cooperation of the Republic of Slovenia until 2015. The Resolution sets out the geographical and sector-specific priorities for Slovenia's international development cooperation until 2015, along with mechanisms for its implementation. Act, the Resolution and other documents on the Slovenian development cooperation
Implementation of Slovenian development assistance
Projects and programmes for bilateral development cooperation are being implemented by several ministries and other institutions established or co-established by the Government:
- Centre for European Perspective (CEP),
- Centre of Excellence in Finance (CEF),
- ITF Enhancing Human Security (ITF),
- Centre for International Cooperation and Development (CMSR).
Foreign policy focusing on international development cooperation is also implemented by NGOs and humanitarian organisations, mostly united within the platform of non-goveental organisations for development cooperation and humanitarian aid SLOGA (which includes more than 30 NGOs). Slovenia also takes part in multilateral programmes with other donor countries. The Foreign Ministry is striving to increase the engagement of other organisations (universities, companies) and local communities.