Government Report on Development Policy: One World, Common Future - Toward sustainable development

Finland’s development policy has been outlined in the Government Report on Development Policy, published in February 2016. The report takes account of the current situation in developing countries, the goals of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the binding climate convention, the present refugee situation, and the resources available in Finland.

The goal of Finnish development policy is to reduce poverty and inequality. Finland increases its support to the least developed countries (LDCs) and fragile states and commits more resources to the departure, transit and receiving countries of forced migration.

Finnish development policy lays particular emphasis on the rights of women and girls and on the strengthening of the developing countries' own economies to promote employment, livelihoods and well-being. The priorities also include the democracy and the functioning of societies, as well as access to food, water and energy, and the sustainable use of natural resources.

Government Report on Development Policy 2016 (Opens New Window) (pdf, 52 pages, 3,5 MB)

Government Report on Development Policy 2016, summary (pdf, 2 pages, 1,6 MB)


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