View Denmark’s priority areas for development cooperation in education along with its contributions to the GPE Fund.

Partner since
GPE focal point
Board constituency
Donor 2
Pledge for 2018-2021
DKK1,231,750,000 *
Share of 2018-2020 pledges
Total contributions to GPE
Share of total contributions

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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

In 2017, the top recipients of basic education ODA disbursement were: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Myanmar and Nigeria.

* Denmark's pledge goes through to 2021, and the share of its pledge to total pledges takes this additional year into account.

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
Former State Secretary for Development Policy, Denmark
February 2018

Denmark and GPE

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

Denmark sits on the Finance and Risk Committee. 

Last updated November 04, 2020