EUR 900 million from Finland to development aid

Finland used EUR 935 million in development aid last year, which is 0.41 % of the GDP. The share dropped from 0.44%. Compared to other EU member states, Finland’s share was the 9th biggest in terms of the GDP ratio.

A significant share of the development aid was channeled through the European Union and other multilateral organisations, such as the United Nations.

In the EU’s development aid budget, Finland’s share was EUR 130 million. The combined public development aid of all EU member states was EUR 73.4 billion, which is approximately the same as the year before.

Finland targeted EUR 94 million in humanitarian aid, of which EUR 39 million was bilateral aid. The most important bilateral partners last year were Afghanistan, Nepal, Ethiopia and Mozambique.

Date: 10.4.2018
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