Finland’s development policy aims to produce results in cooperation with its partners both in the short and long-term with the goal of contributing to broad societal impacts and sustainable development at a global scale.
Finland and its partners are achieving the development policy objectives quite well and are generating positive results which contribute to global stability and well-being. The results were produced through cooperation with developing countries, development financing institutions and organisations as well as with other partners and are grouped in accordance with the four priority areas of Finland’s development policy: Women and girls, Economy and Jobs, Well-functioning society and Natural resources. These four priority areas are anchored in the Sustainable Development Goals of the Agenda 2030 adopted by the United Nations.
The first section presents a summary of the report and highlights key results and conclusions drawn. A major section of this report is dedicated to results and it describes the global situation, Finland’s work in the four priority areas, together with results realized until 2018. Implementation of Finland’s development policy and conclusions made by external evaluators are also reviewed in this report.