Department for Development Policy

The Department for Development Policy handles the following issues:

  • Finland's international development policy, development cooperation policy, and development and humanitarian financing;
  • overall planning and monitoring of development cooperation, action plans and financial planning, budget formulation, financial administration as well as statistics and reporting;
  • quality control, development and guidance related to development cooperation, including development research;
  • development policy and development cooperation in the EU and the OECD;
  • non-governmental organizations’ (NGOs) development cooperation, support for international NGOs (INGOs) in respect of issues that do not fall under the administration of any other organisational unit;
  • FINNFUND, concessional credits and business-to-business partnerships;
  • development questions in the UN, and the UN's operative development programmes and funds;
  • development policy dimensions of Trade and Development and Aid for Trade (AfT);
  • development Financing Institutions (DFIs), developing countries' debt issues, and innovative financing mechanisms;
  • sustainable development and international environmental policy, including related financing;
  • humanitarian aid policy and humanitarian assistance;
  • planning and guidance of Junior Professional Officer (JPO) activities;
  • international agreements that fall under the administration of the Department, planning of legislation and other legal issues.

Telephone exchange

  • +358 295 350 000

Visiting address

Laivastokatu 22
G-talo, 3. krs

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