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07 Aug 2018 description

Denmark has been selected by The World Bank Group (WBG) and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) as host country for a new WBG-UNHCR Joint Data Center on Forced Displacement.

The Joint Data Center, which will be located in the UN City in Copenhagen, will strengthen collection, analysis and sharing of data on forcibly displaced persons and host communities. The Center will be established with support from Denmark and other actors.

08 May 2018 description

Minister for Development Cooperation, Ulla Tørnæs, has signed a Letter of Intent regarding a Danish donation of 60 million DKK to the UN World Food Programme’s, WFP’s, work with women’s and girls’ access to contraception in humanitarian crisis.

WFP’s primary task is distribution of food, but there are many advantages by using the distribution of food in connection with other organizations’ work, especially when it comes to contraception and information on sexual health.

04 Mar 2018 description

Together with EU, the Netherlands and Sweden, Denmark is co-hosting a high-level conference in Brussels today.

The main focus of the conference will be on human rights and trust building between local communities and security forces in the G5 countries within the West African Sahel region.

01 Mar 2018 description

Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen today participated in a summit on the West African G5 Joint Force that seeks to fight terrorism, organised crime, and irregular migration in the Sahel region.

02 Feb 2018 description

The planned contribution is announced today in connection with GPE’s conference in Senegal. A Danish priority in the support for GPE is a special focus on marginalized groups and children.

14 Dec 2017 description

Can Blockchain improve development? – New report highlights opportunities and dilemmas!

Blockchain has the potential to renew development cooperation and humanitarian aid, among other things by using crypto currency and digitalizing contracts and rights and thereby deliver development in a new and potentially more effective way. That is the conclusion in a report released today by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in collaboration with the think tank Sustainia and blockchain currency platform Coinify.

29 Nov 2017 description

The Danish government donates DKK 2.5 million to the Danish Refugee Council in order for them to develop a new innovative model together with IBM. The model will be able to track and potentially also predict refugee and migrant flows, which will improve humanitarian response planning. The project taps into the government’s focus on technology and digitalization and the new TechPlomacy-initiative as a strategic priority in Denmark’s international engagement.

11 Oct 2017 description

Significant progress has been made by intergovernmental organisations and donors in designing and implementing macro- and micro- economic policies, strategies, programmes and tools to mitigate the socio-economic impacts of forced displacement and to promote longer term sustainable development and resilience strategies for refugees, IDPs and host populations. However there has been little evaluation of the tools and methodologies to support these initiatives. The study addresses this gap.

12 Jun 2017 description


by Hara Caracostas
05 Jun 17

Denmark has launched an emergency relief fund, drawing on the Start Fund’s experience, to allow the country’s grassroots organisations to respond to crises around the world. The Danish Emergency Relief Fund (DERF) is also open to funding for smaller NGOs within countries affected by crisis.

24 May 2016 description

A decade ago, 32 million people were in need of urgent humanitarian assistance - today that number is over 125 million. Prolonged conflicts have displaced millions and more intense natural disasters are having a greater impact on people’s livelihoods. Climate change, extreme poverty, water scarcity, food shortages, migration and epidemics require humanitarian organizations to help more people in more places. Last year, the humanitarian sector saw its largest ever funding gap of US$15 billion according to the High-Level Panel on Humanitarian Financing.

29 Sep 2015 description

Today, the Danish government has presented the draft Finance Act for 2016. In the draft Finance Act, the government plans to focus Danish development cooperation on 14 priority countries.

01 May 2015 description

Denmark has approved 20 million DKK funding to strengthen free and independent media in developing countries and weak states.

Denmark has approved 20 million DKK funding to strengthen free and independent media in developing countries and weak states.

Free and independent media are pivotal for democratic development. This holds true in Denmark as well as abroad, but the issue is particularly important in developing countries and weak states where press freedoms and freedom of expression are sometimes threatened.

01 Feb 2014 description

The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Ministry of Defence and The Ministry of Health are cooperating on an innovative pilot project that aims to improve biosecurity and health in East Africa. The project will be implemented by the Danish Centre for Biosecurity and Biopreparedness at Statens Serum Institut under The Ministry of Health.

30 Jun 2012 description


Poverty must be fought with human rights and economic growth. This is the strong message from the strategy for Denmark’s development cooperation: The Right to a Better Life.

31 Jan 2012 description

Thematic Review & Capacity Assessment of Save the Children Denmark, with special focus on Partnerships in Development and Humanitarian Assistance

  1. Introduction

  2. This report has been prepared in response to the Terms of Reference (TOR) issued by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of September 2011 (see Annex A). The overall objectives of the review are to:

09 Nov 2011 description

Over the next four years Denmark will contribute more than one billion DKK to basic education through the Global Partnership for Education, and will thus be the third largest contributor. At the same time developing countries will increase their own allocations to education by more than 10 billion DKK during the same period.

09 Feb 2011 description

Victoria Metcalfe, Ellen Martin and Sara Pantuliano, HPG

Key messages

- There are important differences in how humanitarian actors understand, prioritise and manage risks - whether contextual, programmatic or institutional.

17 Apr 2009 description

The world needs dedicated action on climate change. No one can meet the challenge alone. No individual, no country, no region. Floods and droughts do not respect borders. Today, more than 30 countries and international organizations have jointly adopted The Nairobi Statement on adaptation to climate change.

Today, the Minister for Development Cooperation of Denmark and the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) hosted an international conference in Nairobi on adaptation to climate change.

23 Jan 2009 description

While countries in the industrialized part of the world is expecting a decrease in food prises, the actual crisis is a crushing blow to the more than 40 percent the global population living on less than 2$ a day. Humanitarian organisations are eager to implement new methodologies in order to meet new challenges.

"Those of us engaged in the battle against world hunger find ourselves at an immensely challenging - and perhaps dangerous - crossroads." John M.