AidData Policy Report

Danish Development Cooperation from a Partner Perspective

Date Published

Sep 1, 2016

Authors

Bradley Parks, Samantha Custer, Takaaki Masaki, Tanya Sethi, and Rebecca Latourell

Publisher

Citation

B. Parks, S. Custer, T. Masaki, T. Sethi, and R. Latourell. Danish Development Cooperation from a Partner Country Perspective. AidData, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA. September 2016.

AidData Policy Report

Danish Development Cooperation from a Partner Perspective

Date Published

Sep 1, 2016

Authors

Bradley Parks, Samantha Custer, Takaaki Masaki, Tanya Sethi, and Rebecca Latourell

Citation

B. Parks, S. Custer, T. Masaki, T. Sethi, and R. Latourell. Danish Development Cooperation from a Partner Country Perspective. AidData, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA. September 2016.

To assess Denmark’s performance from a partner country perspective, the study uses contributions from public, private, and civil society sector leaders in 40 low- and middle-income countries that participated in the 2014 Reform Efforts Survey. Participants provided first-hand insights into their experiences working with a variety of development partners and feedback on three aspects of performance: influence in setting the policy priorities, usefulness of advice in informing policy decisions, and helpfulness in reform implementation (i.e., translating ideas into action). The study finds that long-term partnerships and focussed investments amplify Denmark’s influence and improve favourability in the eyes of key counterparts. Furthermore, Denmark’s current practice of frequently communicating with in-country stakeholders was identified as particularly fruitful.