Danida is the term used for Denmark’s development cooperation, which is an area of activity under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark.
Denmark has a long-standing tradition of fulfilling the UN goal that the world’s rich countries should contribute minimum 0.7 percent of the gross national income to development assistance. As one of very few countries in the world, Denmark has done so since 1978. Danida has the responsibility for the planning, implementation and quality assurance of Denmark’s development cooperation.
Denmark’s Strategy for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Action
In January 2017, a broad political majority in the Danish Parliament adopted the new strategy “The World 2030”. For the first time Danish development cooperation and humanitarian action is combined in one strategy with the vision of a more secure, free, prosperous, sustainable and just world where each individual, now and in the future, is able to take charge of his/her own life and provide for himself/herself and his/her family. The Danish development policy will be informed by four strategic aims namely (1) Security and development – Peace, stability and protection (2) Migration and development (3) Inclusive, sustainable growth and development and (4) Stability and protection. Tanzania continues to be a priority country for Danida and is in the strategy categorisedas a poor, stable country that potentially can transition into growth economy.
Strategy for the Denmark-Tanzania Cooperation
For decades, Tanzania has been one of the top recipients of Danish development assistance and Denmark is among the larger bilateral donors to the country. The strategic focus areas of the assistance to Tanzania as well as Denmark’s view on Tanzania’s current and emerging challenges and opportunities is defined in the Denmark-Tanzania Country Program 2014-2018.
The overall vision for the partnership with Tanzania is to enable all Tanzanians to take an active part in the country’s development and to ensure a continuation of its long history of peaceful coexistence, democracy and development. With this overall objective, the three main strategic objectives of Denmark’s cooperation with Tanzania are to assist and promote the Tanzanian government’s efforts to:
- Reduce poverty and inequality and to ensure equal access of quality social services,
- Promote inclusive green growth and employment, and
- Strengthen democracy, good governance, rule of law and respect for all human rights.
Thematic Areas of the Danish Support
In order to achieve the strategic objectives, special attention is given to thematic areas that you can read more about in the subsequent sites: