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The vision of Denmark’s development policy is a more secure, free, prosperous, sustainable and just world where each individual, now and in the future, is able to take charge of his/her own life and provide for himself/herself and his/her family.
12-year old girl in Chittagong, Bangladesh. Photo: Jørgen Schytte.

Danish development cooperation - in the top league

Denmark’s development cooperation is in the international top league, both quantitatively and qualitatively.

Denmark has a long-standing tradition of fulfilling the UN goal that the world’s rich countries should contribute minimum 0.7 percent of the gross national income (GNI) to development assistance. As one of very few countries in the world, Denmark has done so since 1978.


Priorities and instruments

In line with Denmark’s strategy for development cooperation and humanitarian action, “The World 2030”, Denmark’s development policy will be informed by four strategic aims:

  • Security and development – Peace, stability and protection
  • Migration and development
  • Inclusive, sustainable growth and development
  • Stability and protection