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New Danish Development Country Programme for Afghanistan 2014-2017 approved

10.11.2014  14:49

November 4, 2014 the Danish Minister for Development Cooperation Mogens Jensen approved the new Danish Development Country Programme for Afghanistan 2014-2017.

The programme builds upon Denmark’s long development engagement in Afghanistan and is aligned with Afghanistan’s national priorities. The main focus of Denmark's development efforts is to give Afghanistan the necessary support and guidance to be able to handle the task of ensuring continued positive economic, social and political development.

The programme aims at consolidating existing Danish efforts in key areas. It consists of three thematic pillars: governance, democracy and human rights, education, and growth and employment.

Besides the country programme Denmark provides financial support to the Afghan National Security Forces, support to reintegration of refugees and internally displaced as well as humanitarian aid. Afghanistan is currently the largest recipient of Danish development aid.