Stable and sustainable development in the Barents regionFinland chaired the Barents Euro-Arctic Council in 2013–14: Working for dynamic, inclusive and sustainable regional development. Read more »
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Finland improved its donor ranking on the Aid Transparency Index
Finland has risen 15 places in the international comparison that measures the transparency of development aid. Finland’s donor ranking is now 24 and the country is placed in the middle level on the Aid Transparency Index 2014. Finland is praised as a good example of the fact that it is possible to make changes quickly.
Ministry for Foreign Affairs granted additional funding for the fight against Ebola
Development Minister Sirpa Paatero has today signed a pledge of EUR 7.1 million in support for the UN Ebola Trust Fund through which UN agencies, led by WHO, are fighting against the spread of the disease in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.