Denmark’s development policy aims to contribute to reducing global poverty while helping people to take charge of their own lives. This is the overriding objective of Danida - the Danish International Development Agency.
Danida has responsibility for the planning, implementation and quality assurance of development cooperation. There are local and posted staff at Danish embassies and missions abroad who are responsible for the administration and management of development cooperation with the individual country.
- Denmark grants an annual approximately DKK 15 billion in development assistance.
- Denmark is one of five countries in the world to live up to the UN's recommendation to grant a minimum of 0.7 per cent GNI in development assistance.
- Denmark has been granting development assistance since the end of the Second World War.
What does Danida mean?