Government agency
DANIDA plans and implements Denmark’s cooperation programmes and is part of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

DANIDA’s work in Development has the following aims and focus:

Goals: Denmark’s development policy aims to contribute to reducing global poverty and helping people to take charge of their own destiny.

Activities: Danish development assistance goes to some of the poorest countries in the world and is mainly focused on 26 partner countries.

Results: Danish development assistance programmes achieved their goals in 88 per cent of cases in 2010. Every goal that is achieved is a small step on the way to creating development in some of the poorest countries of the world.

Partners: Denmark’s development engagement is based on partnerships with actors who can and wish to create change. The cooperation involves implementing concrete programmes as well as developing new and better methods.


  • freedom, human rights and democracy
  • market-based economic growth and employment
  • gender equality
  • stability and fragility
  • environment and climate


Africa: Burkina Faso, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Zambia, and Mali
Latin America: Bolivia
Asia and Middle East: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Vietnam

How DANIDA partners with Marie Stopes International

The Danish Government supports Marie Stopes International (MSI) with a core grant of €4.4million (DKK 33million). This supports MSI’s voluntary contraception and safe abortion services and is a key partnership that will help to increase women’s access to quality services in Africa and elsewhere.

In 2009 the Danish Minister for Development Cooperation “the issue of sexual and reproductive health and rights is taboo in many places. Our support will help Marie Stopes International overcome these taboos by providing millions of women and men with quality contraceptive information, products and services.”

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