Denmark

Denmark

Highlights

Alice Albright and Minister Ulla Tornæs during a school visit in Burkina Faso. Credit: GPE/Roland Zanre
April 11, 2019
Alice Albright and Minister Ulla Tornæs reflect on a joint visit.
Children raise their hands to answer the teacher's question at Bitiw Seye 1 Primary School in Tivaouane, Senegal. Credit: GPE/Chantal Rigaud
February 04, 2019
The extraordinary commitments made at the GPE Financing Conference in Dakar in February 2018 were the start of an eventful year. Let’s review some of the highlights, from additional funding to...
THROUGH THE LENS OF EDUCATION
May 16, 2017
Discover the power of education through individual stories of children, youth, and teachers living in GPE partner developing countries.
Pledge for 2018-2021:
DKK1,231,750,000
Share of 2018-2020 pledges:
8.5%
Total contributions to GPE:
US$446,068,381
Share of total contributions:
7.98%

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.

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 and GPE

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 January 25, 2019