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 improvements. 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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Abbreviations and acronyms
Executive summary
Findings from the 2021 Development Co-operation Peer Review of Denmark (infographic)
Denmark’s aid at a glance (infographic)
DAC Peer Review of Denmark
Annexes2 chapters available
Progress since the 2016 DAC peer review recommendations
Organisations consulted during the peer review
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