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 humanitarian assistance

Finland is a principled humanitarian donor, using its small but meaningful voice to push partners and the humanitarian system to work more effectively in key policy areas, helping get the most out of its modest funding. Disaster risk reduction is a particular focus; however, reducing disaster risk is not systematically part of development partner strategies, and it is surprising that the potential drivers of humanitarian crises are not better incorporated into country strategies. Finland could improve this by systematically involving the humanitarian unit in development programme design and quality assurance procedures. The humanitarian policy could also be updated to take into account the significant changes in the global policy environment over the last couple of years.


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