Danish International Development Agency, Danida, is an organ under the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the responsibility of administrating all Danish bilateral development assistance. Each year Danida endows partner countries with more than 15 billion Danish Kroner in development assistance. On these pages you can see how some of this money is utilised in Kenya.
On February 6, 2015 the Danish Government published its Denmark-Kenya Partnership Policy Paper, outlining the key elements of our interaction and development cooperation for the next five years, 2015-2020. The partnership policy paper is available in Danish and English (click for PDF versions).
“The right to a better life” is the name of the new strategy for Denmark’s development cooperation which aims to combat poverty and promote human rights. All people have the right to a life with equal opportunities. Human rights are therefore the backbone of the strategy. Economic growth is central to the strategy, but growth should be green and promote social progress in order for it to contribute to improving the lives of poor people and their ability to create a better life for themselves.
Denmark’s development policy priorities are expressed in the 2012 Strategy for Denmark’s Development Cooperation,”The right to a better life”. You can access more information on DANIDA and strategic priorities of the development effort on DANIDA website.
PARTNERSHIP COUNTRIES AND FOCUS
The many different needs are a challenge which Denmark and its partner countries must deal with. We will prioritise our efforts in order to make room for new initiatives and gain greater impact in our partner countries.
Impact and results require a clear focus and stronger engagement in fewer countries. That is why the Strategy for Denmark’s Development Cooperation has meant a stronger engagement in fewer partner countries.