The Ministry for Foreign Affairs supports Finnish non-governmental organisations’ (NGOs) development cooperation and information activities with approximately 74 million euro in 2007. The Ministry for Foreign Affairs allocates development cooperation funds to international and regional non-governmental organizations (INGOs) whose activities are in line with Finland's development policy priorities and goals. This support complements Finland's development policy and inter-governmental development cooperation on the sectors and activities with strategic importance.
In accordance with the government resolution, Finland will concentrate on few organisations and will conduct active dialogue with them. INGOs can be supported financially only when they are considered to be the best suited channel for promoting Finland's development policy objectives.
The support is guided by the norms jointly agreed upon by donors engaged in international cooperation, particularly the OECD's rules on ODA eligibility.
The administration and processing of INGO proposals are decentralized in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. For further information and contacts of different departments please click on the following link:
Application for Finnish Government support for international non-governmental organizations development cooperation programmes and projects and reporting instructions for international nongovernmental organizations are available by following this two link: