RoAid is Romania’s international development cooperation Agency that contributes to the global efforts of sustainably alleviating extreme poverty and supporting stronger democratic institutions in developing countries.
RoAid is Romania’s international development cooperation Agency that brings together the work of Romanian public institutions, the civil society and the private sector towards the global efforts of sustainably alleviating extreme poverty and supporting stronger democratic institutions in developing countries.
Romania became a donor of Official Development Assistance (ODA) in 2007, after joining the European Union. Thus, Romania joined the efforts of the international community to encourage and support the advancement of the economic, social and political welfare of developing countries.
Through RoAid, Romania aims to:
- Promote and support peace and security, the democratic development and the civil society;
- Mitigate the negative effects of disasters and armed conflicts;
- Enhance the understanding of the international development issues, the interdependency between countries, and the efforts made to address these issues, both in Romania and in other countries;
- Extend long-term support for sustainable economic and social development.
Between 2007 and 2015, our program has contributed up to 111 million EUR annually to programs aimed at improving healthcare services, assisting in electoral reform, carrying out anti-corruption campaigns, upholding the protection of children’s rights etc., especially in countries from our Eastern and Southern neighborhood.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs coordinates Romania’s development cooperation programme, RoAid, and sets its legal and strategic framework. Also, the MFA manages a special budget allocated to financing development projects and programmes, core contributions to international organizations, humanitarian actions, and development education activities.