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The MFA is under the direction of three ministers dedicated to foreign affairs, foreign trade and development, and Nordic co-operation. 



Ministry of Foreign Affairs




Finland provided USD 1.4 billion of ODA in 2021, representing 0.47% of GNI. This was an increase of 5.4% in real terms in volume and a stable share of GNI from 2020. Data from 2021 confirm Finland’s continued ODA since 2019. Finland is not in line with its domestic, international and EU commitments to achieve a 0.7% ODA/GNI ratio by 2030. Within Finland’s ODA portfolio in 2020, 91.8% was provided in the form of grants and 8.4% in the form of non-grants.  

In 2021, Finland ranked tenth among Development Assistance Committee (DAC) member countries when ODA is taken as a share of GNI. Bilateral ODA with a focus on climate continued to increase in 2020. Finland’s bilateral ODA focuses on sub-Saharan Africa and South and Central Asia, with a focus on fragile contexts (35.7% of bilateral ODA in 2020) and the LDCs (32.0% in 2020). A growing share of Finland’s development co-operation programme focuses on private sector-driven instruments. 



Global Partnership monitoring trend

Click here for a snapshot of Finland's results from the two most recent Global Partnership monitoring rounds (2018 and 2016). The Global Partnership monitoring process and framework have been revised, and the new round will take place from 2023 to 2026. This profile will be updated periodically as new data is generated by the monitoring exercise. 

DAC Performance and Trends - 2019 GPEDC Progress Report



The 2021 OECD-DAC mid-term review praised Finland for working towards a government-wide consensus on its development co-operation objectives and road map to increase the ODA budget. Finland has made great strides in results-based management and reporting, using “results maps” and common indicators in each of the four priority areas. The mid-term review stressed the need for guidance, staff and monitoring to ensure that its private sector instruments benefit priority partner countries, which are mainly LDCs, and encouraged Finland to continue to explore ways to attract and retain development expertise in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and embassies.