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Department for Development Policy

The Department for Development Policy handles the following issues:

  • Finland's international development policy, development cooperation policy, and development and humanitarian financing;
  • overall planning and monitoring of development cooperation, action plans and financial planning, budget formulation, financial administration as well as statistics and reporting;
  • quality control, development and guidance related to development cooperation, including development research;
  • development policy and development cooperation in the EU and the OECD;
  • non-governmental organizations’ (NGOs) development cooperation, support for international NGOs (INGOs) in respect of issues that do not fall under the administration of any other organisational unit;
  • FINNFUND, concessional credits and business-to-business partnerships;
  • development questions in the UN, and the UN's operative development programmes and funds;
  • development policy dimensions of Trade and Development and Aid for Trade (AfT);
  • development Financing Institutions (DFIs), developing countries' debt issues, and innovative financing mechanisms;
  • sustainable development and international environmental policy, including related financing;
  • humanitarian aid policy and humanitarian assistance;
  • planning and guidance of Junior Professional Officer (JPO) activities;
  • international agreements that fall under the administration of the Department, planning of legislation and other legal issues.

Department for Development Policy

Postal address

Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Department for Development Policy
PO Box 510
00023GOVERNMENT
FINLAND

Invoicing address

PL 5801
01051 LASKUT
FINLAND
Telephone exchange:
  • +358 295 350 000

Director General

Visiting address

Katajanokanlaituri 3
KAT1
00160HELSINKI
FINLAND

Postal address

Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Department for Development Policy
PO Box 511
00023GOVERNMENT
FINLAND

Invoicing address

PL 5801
01051 LASKUT
FINLAND
E-mail:

Personnel

Pekka Puustinen
  • Director General
  • tel. work +358 295 350560
  • tel. work +358 9 16056490
Suvi Virkkunen
  • Senior Adviser, Development Policy
  • tel. work +358 295 351895
  • mob. workcell +358 50 4493055
Flora Kuparinen
  • Counsellor
  • Adviser
  • tel. work +358 295 351 345
Riitta Resch
  • Senior Adviser, Multilateral Organisation Performance Assessment Network (MOPAN)
  • tel. work +358 295 351712
Päivi Leskinen
  • Administrative Officer
  • tel. work +358 295 350928
Eija Takki
  • Executive Secretary
  • tel. work +358 295 351916
  • tel. work +358 9 160 56491
Sinikka Antila
Sari Sironen
  • Project Assistant
  • tel. work +358 295 351777
E-mail addresses are in the form: forename.surname@formin.fi. Scandinavian characters are replaced by: ä=a, ö=o, å=a.

Deputy Director General

Visiting address

Katajanokanlaituri 3
KAT1
00160HELSINKI
FINLAND

Postal address

Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Department for Development Policy
PO Box 511
00023GOVERNMENT
FINLAND

Invoicing address

PL 5801
01051 LASKUT
FINLAND
E-mail:

Personnel

Riikka Laatu
  • Deputy Director General
  • tel. work +358 295 350970
Anne Almond
  • Assistant
  • tel. work +358 295 351097
  • tel. work +358 9 1605 6311
E-mail addresses are in the form: forename.surname@formin.fi. Scandinavian characters are replaced by: ä=a, ö=o, å=a.

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