Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Kai Mykkänen says Finland should concentrate its efforts in development assistance on improving the status of women and girls and on education. Finnish development aid funds will also be directed to risk sharing finance and private sector investment finance because a strong private sector is necessary for development to be sustainable. According to Mr Mykkänen, more important than the precise amount spent on development co-operation is that the money is directed to projects that give the best results. He emphasises that it is a basic human principle to help those in need.
Media: YLE Uutiset
Journalist: Minna Rinta-Tassi
Main source: Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Kai Mykkänen