Long-term partner countries of Finland's development cooperation
Finland’s long-term partner countries are Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Nepal, Tanzania and Zambia as well as Vietnam, a lower middle-income country, with which Finland is gradually shifting to new cooperation modalities.
Development cooperation is planned on the basis of Finland’s Development Policy Programme and the national development and poverty reduction programmes of the partner countries. Reducing poverty requires balanced economic growth that also benefits poor and vulnerable population groups, as well as the sustainable use and utilisation of natural resources.
In some long-term partner countries, Finland concentrates on programme-based cooperation and political dialogue with the rest of the donor community and the partner country itself while also contributing to delegated cooperation. All this calls for a strong presence in the country. In these countries Finland may also provide budget support. In order to increase effectiveness, we aim to be the lead donor in programme-based cooperation in the key sectors for Finnish cooperation.
In these countries, a multi-annual participation plan is drawn up. In countries where joint programming processes are well advanced, these plans are based on the relevant joint programming document’s provisions concerning Finland. Finnish cooperation as a whole is scrutinised at regular intervals under the participation plan.