Denmark

Denmark

Highlights

Watch why the GPE Financing Conference held in Dakar on February 1-2, 2018, was the highest-level education financing event of its kind.
Read the official announcements from donors that have committed to increase their funding to GPE on February 2, 2018 at the GPE Financing Conference.
Discover the power of education through individual stories of children, youth, and teachers living in GPE partner developing countries.
Pledge for 2018-2021:
DKK1,200,000,000
Share of 2018-2020 pledges:
7.12%
Total contributions to GPE:
US$389,343,192
Share of total contributions:
7.86%

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

Martin Bille Hermann, State Secretary for Development Policy, Denmark. Photo credit: Raul Mee (EU2017EE)
Where there is education, there is hope. Every child has a right to education, every child has a right to hope. The Global Partnership for Education plays an absolutely indispensable part in delivering education and delivering hope.  
Martin Bille Hermann
State Secretary for Development Policy, Denmark

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

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

Last updated February 27, 2018