Denmark cooperates with research institutions and think-tanks to enhance the developing countries’ own research and to generate new knowledge that can be applied in the development assistance.
Denmark supports agricultural research as here where research is being carried out on rice at Cuu Long Delta Rice Research Institute in Vietnam.Photo: Jørgen Schytte
Development research makes an important contribution to Denmark being in a position to supply top-quality development assistance and to the developing countries being able to reduce poverty and create development.
Cooperation with research institutions and think-tanks has two objectives:
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs also supports international research institutions, for example in the fields of agricultural and health research and in the social sciences.
The Ministry of Foreign granted support amounting to approximately DKK 326 million for development research in 2013.
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You can read more about research projects funded by Danida on:
Danida Research Portal
Denmark supports four different think-tanks and organisations working with applied research in the areas of environment, climate and sustainable development.
A strategic framework for Danish support to Development Research, 2014-2018 has been draftet and was published for public consultations during the period of 25 September 2013 to 29 November 2013. The consultation process included written comments, two public meetings with participation of the Minister for Development Cooperation (one meeting in Ålborg and one meeting in Copenhagen) as well as consultations with researchers and institutions both in Denmark and in a number of partner countries.
The hearing process has now ended and the draft strategic framework is in the process of being finalised in view of the comments that have been received. The strategic framework is expected to be finalised and launched in March 2014. The draft strategic framework can be downloaded from the menu in the right side of this webpage.
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