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Evaluation of Agriculture, Rural Development and Forest Sector Programmes in Africa
This strategic ‘Evaluation of Agriculture, Rural Development and Forest Sector Programmes in Africa’ supports the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland in identifying relevant and effective approaches and instruments to support implementation of current programmes and planning of future cooperation in these sectors.
Evaluation: Improvement of Women’s and Girls' Rights in Finland’s Development Policy and Cooperation
The Government of Finland has had a longstanding commitment to promoting the rights and status of women and girls and supporting gender equality. In order to have knowledge and lessons on the results on the ground the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland (MFA) decided to carry out an evaluation on women’s and girls’ rights and gender equality. The overarching purpose of the evaluation was to learn from good practices. The evaluation thus searched for gender changes and the mechanism contributing to these changes.
Country Strategy for Development Cooperation with Kenya 2013-2016
Cooperation with Finland's seven longterm development partner countries is based primarily on individual, goal-oriented country programmes, the starting point for which is the development plan each country has made for itself. In addition, the main operational guidelines of Finland’s development policy apply.
Brochure: Supporting Democracy – The Finnish Experience
Finland applies a holistic approach to democracy. Democracy is inextricably associated to human rights, rule of law, good governance and to anti-corruption. Democracy is more than civil and political rights, it is also about economic, social and cultural rights. Due to historical circumstances, differences in cultures, and stage of development, democracy is practiced in diverse forms around the world. Many democracies face challenges with issues such as gender, corruption, law and order.