Understanding the scale of the 11th EDF programming challenge is essential for three reasons: negotiations for the 11th EDF would cover the 2014-2020 period. This one-year extension from the 10th EDF brought the end of the 11th EDF, which coincides with the expiration of the Cotonou Partnership Agreement in 2020 and the EU budget period.  So far, the EDF has been funded by EU Member States outside the EU budget on the basis of financial payments linked to specific contributions or `keys`. The main keys to Member States` contributions are being negotiated. The EDF is the only EU policy instrument funded by a specific key, separate from the EU budget key, which reflects the comparative interests of each member state.  5. The total amount of resources in the 11th EDF covers the period from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2020. The appropriations of the 11th EDF and the investment facility will no longer be committed beyond 31 December 2020, unless the Council, ruling unanimously on the Commission`s proposal, decides otherwise. However, the appropriations taken out by the Member States under the 9th, 10th and 11th EDF for the financing of the investment facility remain available after 31 December 2020, until a date set out in the financial regulation covered by Article 10, paragraph 2. The 11th EDF runs between 2014 and 2020: it amounts to 30.5 billion euros and the European Investment Bank allocates an additional 2.6 billion euros in the form of loans on own resources. Cotonou Agreement: the partnership agreement between the members of the ACP group and the European Union, signed in Cotonou, Benin, on 23 June 2000. This is the framework for EU relations with 79 ACP countries. The partnership is based on three complementary pillars: this newsletter aims to give stakeholders in ACP and EU countries an overview and perspectives of the proposed 11th EDF, which could inform their contributions to discussions on the future financing of EU development cooperation.
This briefing analyzes financial contributions to the 11th EDF based on factors such as inflation, population size, economic size and the number of years covered by the 11th EDF.