Finland’s Development Policy through FINNIDA works to improve the conditions in developing countries. NGOs play a critical role in implementing this policy in different countries. It allocates funds for projects and programmes to be implemented in regions across the world. Part of these funds are also channelized through the European Union and supports interventions in poor countries. A considerable portion of its funds are allocated to NGOs. It has prioritized some countries such as Ethiopia, Tanzania, Kenya, Somalia, India and Nepal for implementing its development policy. Apart from development funding, Finland also provides Humanitarian Aid, in line with the EU. The Aid suppors NGOs and governments in terms of emergencies such as natural disasters. Finland also has a focus upon conflict resolution and post-conflict reconstruction
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland is responsible for preparing and implementing the Finnish Government’s foreign policy, as well as overseeing Finland’s development policy and development cooperation.