Students in class at the Dr. SM Broaderick Municipal School in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Credit: GPE/Daisuke Kanazawa
August 16, 2018
A report sponsored by Finland’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs urges Finland to step up and take a more active role in addressing the learning crisis in developing countries.
May 16, 2017
Discover the power of education through individual stories of children, youth, and teachers living in GPE partner developing countries.
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Aid to education

The Department for Development Policy (in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs) handles Finland’s international development policy, development cooperation policy, and development and humanitarian financing.

The priority areas for development cooperation in education include: global education; rights of children and youth; education from early childhood development all the way up to higher education; employment; capacity building of educational institutions; promoting children’s right to childhood and education and combating child labor,

In 2015, the top five recipients of Finnish ODA for basic education were: Mozambique, West Bank & Gaza Strip, Turkey, Myanmar and Uganda.

Finland and GPE

Finland is part of the Donor 4 constituency on the GPE Board, together with IrelandNorway, and the United Arab Emirates.

Last updated January 25, 2019