Denmark | Global Partnership for Education



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Aid to education

Danish foreign aid and international development funds are managed by the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA).

Denmark’s priorities for development cooperation in education include:

  • Education for the marginalized
  • Education in fragile contexts
  • Access to quality education
  • Gender equality

Bilaterally, Afghanistan is the largest recipient of Danish ODA to education. The country received US$41.8 million from Denmark in 2015, almost half of all of Denmark’s education aid. South Sudan was the second largest recipient at US$3 million.

Denmark and GPE

Denmark hosted the first-ever GPE Replenishment Conference in November 2011.

Denmark is part of the Donor 2 constituency on the GPE Board, together with Sweden, and also sits on the Finance and Risk Committee.

Last updated May 16, 2017