Denmark’s development cooperation aims to contribute to reducing poverty in some of the poorest countries in the world and helping people to take charge of their own lives. Denmark’s engagement is based on partnerships with actors who can and wish to create change. The development cooperation is mainly focused on 26 partner countries with whom Denmark has a long-term strategic partnership – Nepal is one of them. Denmark aims to assist Nepal in the present challenges of ensuring stability and peace and reducing poverty.
Nepal became a partner country in 1989 and a long-term partnership was established. Through this partnership, Denmark aims to contribute to poverty reduction, political stability and to strengthen economic growth, employment and access to energy. It is a Danish priority to promote integration and alignment of the development assistance with national structures and priorities. Hence, the Danish development assistance in Nepal is based on Nepal’s own priorities and development strategies.
Denmark’s development assistance is organised to allow for flexible and comprehensive development cooperation making use of a variety of instruments. Denmark focuses its development efforts in Nepal in the areas of education, renewable energy, human rights and good governance, the peace process and business partnerships. A new programme on growth and employment is presently being developed.