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Investing in People

FotoHuman and social development – A program of the European Commission
The Program “Investing in people” aims to support actions in the area of human and social development, in particular: education, health, gender equality, social cohesion, employment, childhood and youth, as well as culture. Based on Article 12 of the EU Regulation establishing the Development Co-operation Instrument (DCI), this is the only thematic programme which covers nearly all the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

What does it cover?
The program supports activities under four main pillars:

The program covers all developing countries, giving priority to those in most need of EC assistance to achieve the MDGs.
This instrument supports country and regional program where they exist, while acting as a catalyst of change in countries where they do not. It may also play a role in the most fragile states and post-conflict countries (by building on initiatives financed as part of the humanitarian assistance) and it offers funding through global initiatives for direct action in countries with critical MDG indicators.
For more information, please visit: http://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/how/finance/dci/investing_en.htm