In this publication, the Government presents its priorities for the Danish development cooperation for 2017 as well as an overview of the development cooperation budget 2017-2020.
The Government views the Finance Bill for 2017 as the first step towards putting the draft of the new strategy for development cooperation and humanitarian assistance into practice.
The Finance Bill for 2017 prioritises Denmark’s development cooperation in relation to the new Sustainable Development Goals. The Government particularly plans to 1) improve the situation in countries and regions affected by war and conflict inter alia through enhanced coherence between humanitarian assistance and development cooperation, 2) strengthen the focus on migration, including the readmission of developing countries’ own nationals, and 3) increase development financing especially to growth and employment by mobilising and catalysing private capital and bringing Danish businesses, investors and solutions into play. At the same time, the Government is 4) maintaining a strong focus on human rights especially improving gender equality and the rights of women and girls – because it is the right thing to do, a necessity and the world’s best investment.
The publication can be downloaded below.
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