Development co-operation

Updated: 15 Apr 2019
Next update: 15 Oct 2019

Sources:

Official Development Aid disbursement figures: Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Department for Development Policy

Gross National Income: Statistics Finland

Development policy is an important part of Finland's foreign and security policy. Development cooperation is one means to implement the policy. Development cooperation provides millions of people with a chance for a better life.

   

According to OECD's preliminary results published in April 2018, Finland's development cooperation disbursements amounted to EUR 833 million. This represented 0.36 per cent of Finland's gross national income (GNI). The official development assistance (ODA) administered by the Foreign Ministry was EUR 537 million.

In 2017, development cooperation disbursements amounted to EUR 961.4 million. This represented 0.41 per cent of Finland's gross national income (GNI). The official development assistance (ODA) administered by the Foreign Ministry was EUR 565 million.