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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.

Postal address:
Department for Development Policy
PO Box 510
00023 GOVERNMENT
Visiting address:
Kehityspoliittinen osasto
PL 510
00023 VALTIONEUVOSTO
Telephone:
+358 295 350 822

Director General

Postal address:
Department for Development Policy
PO Box 511
00023 GOVERNMENT
Visiting address:
Kehityspoliittinen osasto
PL-511
00023 VALTIONEUVOSTO
Email:
KEO-01@formin.fi
Pekka Puustinen
tel. +358 295 350560
tel. +358 9 1605 6490
Sanna Tavi
tel. +358 295 351773
tel. +358 9 1605 6491
Kirsti Aarnio
tel. +358 295 350924
tel. +358 9 1605 6202
Pekka Hukka
tel. +358 295 351747
Päivi Leskinen
tel. +358 295 350928
Suvi Virkkunen
mob. +358 504493055
tel. +358 295351895
E-mail addresses of the Ministry employees are composed as follows: firstname.lastname@formin.fi. Scandinavian characters are replaced by: ä=a, ö=o, å=a.

Deputy Director General

Postal address:
Department for Development Policy
PO Box 511
00023 GOVERNMENT
Visiting address:
Kehityspoliittinen osasto
PL-511
00023 VALTIONEUVOSTO
Email:
KEO-02@formin.fi
Riikka Laatu
tel. +358 295 350970
Anne Almond
tel. +358 295 351097
tel. +358 9 1605 6311
E-mail addresses of the Ministry employees are composed as follows: firstname.lastname@formin.fi. Scandinavian characters are replaced by: ä=a, ö=o, å=a.

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