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Danida Finance and Partnerships

There is not just one way to contribute to sustainable development. Instead, it requires a multifaceted approach, where different development issues and potentials are addressed in turn. The Government of Denmark is aware of this and therefore through DANIDA offers different types of assistance to projects in the developing world depending on the type of project.

Danida Market Development Partnerships

Danida Market Development Partnerships (DMDP) seeks to promote sustainable and market-driven growth and employment in developing countries by supporting commercially oriented partnerships that contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The partnerships are encouraged to involve cooperation between a broader range of stakeholders, both commercial and non-commercial, such as civil society, private business, investors, government institutions, academia and other actors at national and international level. 

In Ghana, such partnership has materialised in the DMDP project WeGrow, which in the period 2019-2024 brings together the humanitarian organisation CARE, the company BLUETOWN and local strategic partners in a cooperation focused on testing the commercial viability of certain digital agricultural services for Ghanaian farmers that, among other things, could help increase productivity in the sector. 


Danida Sustainable Infrastructure Finance

Danida Sustainable Infrastructure Finance (DSIF) focuses on contributing to sustainable development in developing countries by offering subsidised loans, which among other things include coverage of the interest in the whole duration of the loan. Focus is on infrastructure projects that are commercially non-viable but will contribute to sustainable development (as defined by the Sustainable Development Goals). 

In Northern Ghana, a DSIF funded project has, for example, established seven bridges and 27 kilometres of roads and slip roads in an area where a number of rivers have been impossible to cross during rainy season.The new all-year access  will  help increase economic growth, improve living conditions and strengthen the region’s resilience towards climate challenges in the future.