Unit for Sectoral Policy

The Unit for Sectoral Policy is responsible for the following issues:

  • preparation and application of sectoral and thematic policies and strategies, and participation in such international cooperation as does not fall under the competence of other units of the Ministry
  • provision of expert services to departments and units in charge of development cooperation issues
  • monitoring of the quality of development cooperation, upgrading of development cooperation instruments and provision of advice
  • improvement of the regulations, instructions, methods and administration of development cooperation related to sectoral policies
  • the development policy dimensions of trade and
    development, and Aid for Trade matters
  • coordination of the work of the Quality Assurance Board.
  • planning and monitoring cooperation with universities and researchers, funded from Finland's development cooperation appropriations, including cooperation with UNWIDER

Email

  • KEO-20@formin.fi

Personnel

Saana Halinen
Director
  • +358 295 351 782
Hanna Rinkineva

Senior advisers for development policy

Vesa Kaarakka
Senior Adviser, Development Policy
forest questions
  • +358 295 350 963
Tiina Markkinen
Senior Adviser, Development Policy
  • +358 295 351 553
Outi Myatt-Hirvonen
Senior Adviser, Development Policy
  • +358 295 350 317
Mina Mojtahedi
Senior Adviser, Development Policy
non-discrimination
  • +358 295 350 220
Paula Malan
Senior Adviser, Development Policy
  • +358 295 350 424
Krista Orama
  • +358 295 350 066
Venla Voutilainen
Private Sector Development
  • +358 295 350 219
Anu Hassinen
Senior Adviser, Development Policy
energy questions
  • +358 295 350 543
Katja Tiilikainen
Senior Adviser, Development Policy
equality questions
  • +358 50 575 1760
  • +358 295 350 632
Lotta Valtonen
Senior Adviser, Development Policy
Democracy and Governance
  • +358 295 350 423
Sanna-Liisa Taivalmaa
Senior Adviser, Development Policy
rural development
  • +358 295 351 490
Karri Eloheimo
Senior Specialist
Water questions
  • +358 50 534 2534
Silja Leinonen
Senior Adviser, Development Policy
innovation and digital development
  • +358 295 350 302
Olli Ruohomäki
Senior Adviser, Development Policy
  • +358 295 350 980
Iina Älli
Senior Adviser, Development Policy
  • +358 295 350 230
  • +358 50 314 5285
Annamari Tornikoski
Senior Adviser, Development Policy
human rights
  • +358 29 535 0105

E-mail addresses are in the form: forename.surname@formin.fi. Scandinavian characters are replaced by: ä=a, ö=o, å=a.