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.
The strategic framework for Danish support for Development Research, 2014-2018, has been approved by the Minister for Trade and Development Cooperation. The purpose of the strategic framework is to guide the prioritisation and allocation of Danish funding for development research. In addition to guiding the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, it will also support the dialogue with stakeholders in priority countries and in Denmark. It is expected that this will increase transparency of future prioritisation between the various elements of support.
The strategic framework takes account of recommendations from reviews and evaluations of Danida-funded development research activities, notably the recent evaluation of Danida-supported research on agriculture and natural resource management (2013), other Danish and international experience, and stakeholders. A public hearing of a revised draft held in Denmark and several priority countries during September-November 2013 provided valuable input to the strategy.
The strategic framework can be downloaded from the menu in the right side of this webpage.
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