EU countries have the technology and industrial skills, which contribute to economic progress. One good way to transfer this expertise to ACP countries is through successful business partnerships.
In such a partnership, an EU company and an ACP enterprise joint together in a long term relationship. CDE helps to sponsor such partnerships, but only those which result in goods being produced in the ACP country and possibly exported to the EU. The EU partner brings his experience, equipment or technical skills. The ACP partner brings his local knowledge, existing business or workforce. The business operates in the ACP country. The skills and experience of the EU partner can help make the business.