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About Danida

Danida is the term used for Denmark’s development cooperation, which is an area of activity under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark.
Local inhabitants building an access road between the villages of Ganhoua and Za Lyca in Benin as part of a Danida project. Roads are an importance mainspring of development. Photo: Jørgen Schytte

Denmark’s development policy aims to combat fighting poverty through promotion of human rights and economic growth.

Danida has responsibility for the planning, implementation and quality assurance of Denmark’s development cooperation. There are local and posted staff at Danish embassies and missions abroad who are responsible for the administration and management of Denmark’s development cooperation with the individual country.