ADB works with Denmark’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which administers development cooperation. The Danish International Development Agency under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is responsible for the planning, implementation, and quality assurance of Denmark’s development cooperation.

At a Glance

Cumulative Project-Specific Cofinancing



Cumulative Trust Funds Contribution



Denmark’s priority interests include security and development; migration and development; inclusive, sustainable growth and development; and freedom and development.

Denmark’s priority countries are Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Myanmar. In the past, country policy papers also existed for the following Asian countries: Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, and Viet Nam.

As of December 2020, ADB’s Trade Finance Program (TFP) has supported 26 Danish export and import transactions (through Danish and non-Danish banks) to developing Asia valued at over $41.4 million. Exports and imports were to nine countries, but mostly to Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. Isolating TFP’s work with Danish banks, the TFP works with one bank domiciled in Denmark and has provided guarantees supporting $600,000 in trade in one transaction.

Active Trust Funds

1 January 2014–31 December 2020 Cofinanced Projects
Country Project Cofinancing Amount ($ million) Type of Cofinancinga
Tonga Outer Island Renewable Energy – Additional Financing 0.8 G
Regional Promoting and Scaling Up Solar Photovoltaic Power Through Knowledge Management and Pilot Testing in Bangladesh and Nepal 1.1 TA

a G = official grant cofinancing, TA = technical assistance cofinancing

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