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Department for Development Policy

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.
Telephone exchange:
  • +358 295 350 000

Postal address:

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

Director General

E-mail:

Visiting address:

Katajanokanlaituri 3
KAT1
00160 HELSINKI
FINLAND

Postal address:

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

Personnel

Satu Santala
  • Director General
  • tel. work +358 295 351 815
Sinikka Antila
  • Ambassador; Senior Adviser, Trade and Development
  • mob. workcell +358 50 599 7987
  • tel. work +358 295 351 329
Kati Manner
  • Senior Adviser, Development Policy
  • mob. workcell +358 50 338 5084
  • tel. work +358 295 351 109
Lilian Bitar
  • Executive Secretary
  • tel. +358 295 351 532
Johanna Nurminen
  • Seasonal Worker
  • tel. work +358 295 351 078
  • mob. cell +358 50 596 6108
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

E-mail:

Visiting address:

Katajanokanlaituri 3
KAT1
00160 HELSINKI
FINLAND

Postal address:

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

Personnel

Riikka Laatu
  • Deputy Director General
  • tel. work +358 295 350 970
Anne Almond
  • Assistant
  • tel. work +358 295 351 097
  • tel. work +358 9 160 563 11
Päivi Leskinen
  • Administrative Officer
  • tel. work +358 295 350 928
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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