The Practitioners’ Network consists of 17 Members, two Associates and one Observer.

The Practitioners’ Network is open to all European non-profit national bodies with a public service mission which directly implement European or bilateral development assistance. The status of observer is for inter-governmental bodies. The status of associate can be granted to a European agency that does not opt for membership or an EU member state that does not have a development agency.

All Members agree to the objectives, values and commitments of the Practitioners’ Network as recalled in the Charter of the Practitioners’ Network.

Members and Associates are pillar-assessed - or in the process of being pillar-assessed – by the European Commission.


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Danish International Development Agency

Danida is the term used for Denmark’s development cooperation. This is an area of activity under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark.

Denmark’s development policy aims to combat fighting poverty through promotion of human rights and economic growth.

Danida has responsibility for the planning, implementation and quality assurance of Denmark’s development cooperation. There are local and posted staff at Danish embassies and missions abroad who are responsible for the administration and management of Denmark’s development cooperation with the individual countries and/or international organisations.

Denmark has been granting development assistance since the end of the Second World War. The first law on development assistance was passed in 1962 and the name Danida appeared in 1971. Denmark is one of only six countries in the world that lives up to the UN target of granting 0.7 per cent GNI in development assistance.
UK Department for International Development (DFID)

The UK Department for International Development (DFID) was established in 1997 and leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty. The department aims to tackle the global challenges of our time including poverty and disease, mass migration, insecurity and conflict.

This is with the aim to build a safer, healthier, more prosperous world for people in developing countries and in the UK too. DFID works in countries across Africa, Asia and the Middle East, many of which are fragile or at risk from fragile neighbours.

It also has regional programmes in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean, and development relationships with three aid dependent Overseas Territories – St Helena, the Pitcairn Islands and Montserrat.

In addition to working directly in countries, DFID also gives UK Aid through multi-country global programmes and core contributions to multilaterals and the European Union.

DFID’s priorities are: strengthening global peace, security and governance; strengthening resilience and response to crisis; promoting global prosperity; tackling extreme poverty and helping the world’s most vulnerable; and delivering value for money.