OECD Development Co-operation Peer Reviews: Denmark 2021
The OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) conducts peer reviews of individual
members once every five to six years. Reviews seek to improve the quality and effectiveness
of members’ development co-operation, highlighting good practices and recommending
Denmark’s development co‑operation is integrated into its foreign policy. Broad political
and public support enables Denmark to provide 0.7% of its national income as official
development assistance. Denmark champions gender equality, human rights and democracy,
supports transparent communication and empowers its partners. Climate change and irregular
migration shape Denmark’s approach to development co-operation. Mainstreaming climate
objectives would complement Denmark’s significant investments in climate diplomacy.
A global leader in fragile contexts, Denmark could better implement the peace component
of the humanitarian-development-peace nexus. The Doing Development Differently approach
enables flexible budgets and trusting partnerships. Denmark could better integrate
poverty reduction across its programme.
Published on September 01, 2021Also available in: French
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