Denmark still in the lead in development assistance

NordenBladet — Together with Norway, Sweden, Luxembourg and Great Britain, Denmark belongs to an exclusive group of countries that meet the UN target to provide 0,7 percent of GNI in official development assistance.

This is evident in the western countries’ economic cooperation organization, the OECD’s, preliminary reporting for 2017 that was published recently.

Here, Denmark’s official development assistance for 2017 is determined to be 0,72 percent of GNI as measured in disbursements.

“We should be proud that we once again meet the UN target for official development assistance. Through our development cooperation, we improve living conditions, growth and jobs in some of the world’s poorest countries. Thereby we also prevent migration flows. When we, in places such as Africa or the Middle East, help people to attain a better life at home, we also help ourselves,” says the Minister for Development Cooperation Ulla Tørnæs.

It is the government’s target to provide 0,7 percent of GNI in official development assistance. The final statement for the OECD member state’s official development assistance will be published by the end of this year.


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