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Prosperity Fund programme

The FCO Prosperity Fund closed on 31 March 2016 and was succeeded by the Cross-Government Prosperity Fund.

The FCO Prosperity Fund was the FCO’s dedicated annual fund supporting prosperity work overseas from 2011 until March 2016. Through targeted projects, it aimed to support the conditions for global and UK growth: Openness, Sustainability, Opportunity and Reputation. For example, the FCO Prosperity Fund worked towards:

  • Transparency, anti-corruption and a strong, rules-based international economic system.
  • A low carbon economy and resilient energy markets.
  • Promoting UK science and innovation as solutions to global challenges.
  • Promoting the UK as an international partner of choice and world class destination for business, tourism and study.
  • Helping British companies win new business and we promote education and innovation as drivers of growth.

Countries that had dedicated FCO prosperity fund programmes were: Brazil, China, India, Mexico, South Africa, South Korea and Turkey.

We also operated regional funds in Africa, Latin America and South East Asia to widen our global reach, and work with the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) through our delegation in Paris.

The FCO Prosperity Fund closed on 31 March 2016 and was succeeded by the Cross-Government Prosperity Fund.

Any enquiries on the historic FCO Prosperity Fund can be sent to: prosperityfund@fco.gov.uk. Enquiries on the cross-Whitehall Prosperity Fund can be sent to: Prosperity.FundProgramme@fco.gsi.gov.uk.