Global responsibility and policy coherence

Global responsibility and policy coherence are key principles in the implementation of sustainable development. Decisions made in different policy areas and different administrative branches significantly impact the reaching of goals not only domestically but also globally.

The overarching theme of the 2030 Agenda is that no one is left behind in the pursuit of development. In line with global responsibility, Finland must ensure that others also have the opportunity to  pursue and promote sustainable development. The world’s challenges are Finland’s challenges too.

The indicators in the monitoring criteria for global responsibility and coherence are:

  1. Finland’s developments using the sub-index of the Commitment to Development index in assessing Finland’s trade policy
  2. Finland’s imports and exports measured in tons and by material type
  3. Finland's development cooperation funding trend
  4. Finnish participation in international crisis management

Indicators related to global responsibility are included in other monitoring criteria too, such as the consumption footprint, Finland’s greenhouse gas emissions control, numbers of quota refugees and those who have been granted asylum, and the global social responsibility of small and medium-sized enterprises in Finland.

Global responsibility and policy coherence 2021
Finland's development cooperation disbursements have increased

13.1.2022 13.37
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Finland's actual development cooperation disbursements accounted for 0.47 per cent of the GNI target in 2020. This share raised Finland above the DAC average (0.3%). Domestic consumption of materials grew by almost 5 per cent in 2020, even though three million tonnes less foreign direct inputs were imported than in 2019. Finland's exports in goods, on the other hand, fell from 50 million tonnes to 46 million tonnes.

Global responsibility and policy coherence 2020
Finland ninth largest provider of funding for development cooperation among EU Member States

12.4.2021 10.55
In 2019, Finland's development cooperation appropriations amounted to EUR 1,007 million. The annual change in the country's GNI share took an upward turn after a decline in the previous years. Finland exports global environmental technology and services, and invests significantly in innovations in areas such as the circular economy. The export of these products and services bring benefits to sustainable development at the global level. The number of participants Finland sends to civilian crisis management operations is the highest in the EU states in proportion to the size of the population, and around 40 per cent of the participants are women.

Global responsibility and policy coherence 2019
Finland bears global responsibility, but falls short of the 0.7% GNI target in development funding

6.3.2020 15.22
In terms of funding for development cooperation, Finland’s development cooperation expenditure fell in real terms by 14.6 % in 2018 from the previous year. There were no significant changes in the other global responsibility and policy coherence indicators.

Global responsibility and policy coherence 2017
A positive trend in the trade policy, but the funding of development cooperation is at a low level

14.6.2018 15.36
Global responsibility and policy coherence are central principles in the implementation of sustainable development. Decisions made in the different policy sections and administrative branches have a significant impact on how objectives are realised not only in Finland but also globally.