Icelandic Development Cooperation

Iceland's International Development Cooperation

The overarching objective of Iceland's international development cooperation is contributing to the fight against poverty and working towards improved living conditions in Least Developed Countries. Iceland's Active participation in development cooperation, furthermore, acknowledges Iceland's political and ethical responsibilities as a responsible member of the international community. Decisions on Official Development Assistance (ODA) carry significant responsibility towards recipients and Icelandic taxpayers. 

Adhering to a professional, and systematic, approach is necessary for optimum outcomes and ensure that development cooperation renders sustainable results. It is also important that the allocation of ODA complies with strict requirements of transparency, efficiency and integrity. Iceland´s Strategy for International Development Cooperation 2013-2016 stipulates focus areas, priority sectors and geographical and multilateral emphasis.