OECD Development Co-operation Peer Reviews: Finland 2017

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The review assesses the performance of Finland, including how its commitment to the 2030 Agenda translates into action on the ground and how it can strengthen its partnerships with a view to adopting a whole-of-Finland approach in the face of steep budget cuts.



Finland's development co-operation delivery and partnerships

Despite the flexibility of Finland’s budgeting tools and processes, the severe budget cuts have reduced the predictability of Finland’s development co-operation. While the second-generation country strategies make some effort to provide a more comprehensive overview of Finland's interventions, they fall short of providing a comprehensive picture of ODA in each country and are not aligned to country programming cycles. Given Finland's diminishing share of grants in its development finance, country strategies should take a more integrated approach in order to make the most of the various co-operation instruments and types of financing in each partner country. Finland will need to manage risks more proactively and ensure that it adheres to internationally agreed effectiveness principles, including on tied aid.


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