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
Bilaterally, Afghanistan is the largest recipient of Danish ODA to education. The country received US$41.8 million from Denmark in 2015, almost half of all of Denmark’s education aid. South Sudan was the second largest recipient at US$3 million.
Denmark and GPE
Denmark hosted the first-ever GPE Replenishment Conference in November 2011.
Denmark is the alternate Board member of the Donor 2 constituency on the GPE Board, together with Sweden, and also sits on the Finance and Risk Committee.