Brochure: Wider Europe Initiative – Finland’s Development Cooperation in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, 2014–2017
Finland’s bilateral development cooperation in Eastern Europe and Central Asia covers the following 11 countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.
Erkki Tuomioja: Theses on Development
In this pamphlet Minister for Foreign Affairs Tuomioja reiterates the main events in the field of development cooperation during the past forty years and explores different solutions to them in the globalised world and clarifies his own efforts to understand them.
Report: Food security in developing countries can be enhanced through an interplay of policies
Globaaliin ruokaturvaan vaikutetaan useilla eri politiikan lohkoilla. Kehitysmaiden ruokaturvaa voidaan parantaa politiikkalohkojen välisellä yhteistyöllä. Suomen näkökulmasta tällainen kehitystavoitteita tukeva politiikkajohdonmukaisuus tarkoittaa kehitysmaiden huomioon ottamista niihin vaikuttavissa politiikkapäätöksissä kansallisella, EU- ja kansainvälisellä tasolla.
Survey on Internationalisation and Trade Barriers 2013
The Ministry for Foreign Affairs carried out a survey on internationalisation and barriers to trade in the autumn of 2012 to chart internationalisation among enterprises and the barriers to trade and investments encountered by them. Results of the survey were published on 28th May 2013. The survey on internationalisation and trade barriers is the first of its kind. Formerly the experiences of Finnish enterprises have been surveyed only as regards barriers to trade, most recently in 2009.
Evaluation is independent analysis of development policy and development cooperation. The purpose is to evaluate if the objectives of cooperation are achieved and to understand what works and why. Based on this evaluation produces evidence and recommendations for decision making for continuous quality improvements of development cooperation.
Publication: Environmental strategy and programme for the Foreign Service
The Foreign Service has drawn up its own and programme. These documents will guide activities promoting sustainable development both at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Finland and in the foreign missions abroad. The strategy and programme cover the years from 2013 to 2020.
Report to the Foreign Ministry of Finland on the 2012 Elections to the United Nations Security Council
Commissioned by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the International Peace Institute (IPI) in New York has prepared a report on the election of the non-permanent members at the Security Council in the elections held in October 2012.
Report: Young people's challenge to Norden
Alexander Stubb, Finland’s Minister for European Affairs and Foreign Trade, set up a group of young people to evaluate the current and future status of Nordic cooperation and its values and to gauge how young people perceive the efficiency, visibility and accessibility of Nordic cooperation.The group consists of 25 young people from different backgrounds and from different parts of Finland.
Finnish Value-Added: Boon or bane to aid effectiveness?
This study looks at the quest for ‘Finnish value-added’ (FVA) in development cooperation and assesses how FVA affects aid effectiveness. “Value added” in development is taken to be the attempt to bring into cooperation something extra beyond the monetary volume of aid.
Publication: The Human Rights Approach to Social Protection
This publication constitutes a summary of the analyses and arguments presented by the Special Rapporteur in her reports to the Human Rights Council and General Assembly over the past three years in regard to the human rights approach to social protection. It is intended to be an articulation of the fundamental elements of the human rights framework applicable to the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of social protection systems.
Focus 2012 - Focus on the Economy and Technology
Focus on the Economy and Technology, the annual publication showcasing Finland and targeted at key international markets, has just been published for the tenth time. This year’s issue highlights Finland’s strengths in design, start-up entrepreneurship and natural resource economy sectors.
Wider Europe Initiative – Implementation Plan for 2011 – 2014
The Wider Europe Initiative (WEI) is a bilateral development cooperation programme in Eastern Europe, South Caucasus and Central Asia launched by Finland in 2008. Eastern Europe Belarus, Moldova, and Ukraine South Caucasus Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia Central Asia Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
Publication: Footprints in Forests – Effects and Impacts of Finnish Forestry Assistance
This book aims to make a contribution to understanding why it has been easier to draft and pass forest and forestry policies than to implement them, and why forestry assistance supporting the new policies is so complex and its impacts are so often contradictory.
Report: Broad-based Financing for Development
Changes in the international operating environment – such as climate change, economic, food and energy crises, and other global security threats – have stepped up the debate on both the goals of development policy and the future of development financing.
Brochure: Supporting Democracy – The Finnish Experience
Finland applies a holistic approach to democracy. Democracy is inextricably associated to human rights, rule of law, good governance and to anti-corruption. Democracy is more than civil and political rights, it is also about economic, social and cultural rights. Due to historical circumstances, differences in cultures, and stage of development, democracy is practiced in diverse forms around the world. Many democracies face challenges with issues such as gender, corruption, law and order.
Guidelines for Civil Society in Development Policy
Civil society actors are an essential and integral element of Finnish development cooperation in its entirety. The activities of civil society organizations make it possible to achieve results in areas and regions and among groups of people that the resources and tools of public development cooperation do not always reach.
Publication: Development policy guidelines on agriculture and food security
Food security has become one of the most important issues in international development policy. These guidelines set out the areas of operation in which Finnish expertise and resources can bring about sustainable results in improving food security and fostering agricultural development in developing countries.
Publication: Wider Europe Initiative – Implementation Plan for 2009–2013
The Wider Europe Initiative is a new initiative that strengthens Finland’s development policy through a comprehensive approach to Finland’s development cooperation in the European Union’s eastern neighbourhood, the South Caucasus and Central Asia.
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