- Danish foreign aid and international development funds are distributed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Danish International Development Agency (Danida).
- “Gaza/West Bank“ received 51.5 million DKK in 2008 (approximately $10.3 million) – including 7.23 million DKK in project assistance and 4.25 million DKK in humanitarian assistance.
- In the last five years, Denmark has contributed more than 65 million USD to the regular budget and emergency appeals of UNRWA, including more than 14 million USD in 2007 alone.
- The four main frameworks for funding of highly politicized NGOs are: the Danish Foreign Ministry, DanChurchAid (DCA), NDC (the multi-donor Secretariat), and Danish government funding via the European Union, including support for the Copenhagen-based EMHRN.
- Direct funding for NGOs via the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark: Bimkom, Peres Center for Peace, Parents Circle.
- Danish Funding through DanChurchAid (DCA)
- In 2008, the Danish government provided 213.9 million DKK to DCA – a significant increase from the 176 million DKK provided in 2007.
- DCA partners include: Badil, B’Tselem, PCHR
- Badil, funded by DCA and NDC, has referred to “Israel’s colonial apartheid regime,” “state-sponsored racism,” and “systematic ethnic cleansing.”
- DCA and BDS: “DanChurchAid does not believe boycott to be morally wrong, but it does not believe that a general boycott will be effective.”
- Danish funding through the multi-donor secretariat – the NGO Development Center (NDC)
- NDC distributed $6 million of pooled funds from Denmark, Switzerland, Holland, and Sweden to 25 Israeli and Palestinian NGOs.
- NDC is responsible for the “Palestinian NGO Code of Conduct,” a document that rejects “any normalization activities with the occupier, neither at the political-security nor the cultural or developmental levels.”
- NDC recipients include Badil ($100,000), B’Tselem ($450,000), PCHR ($400,000), Bimkom ($150,000). Also PCATI ($240,000), Al Haq ($500,000) and Al Mezan ($500,000). NDC also funds other highly political NGOs, including ICAHD ($80,000), HaMoked ($500,000), and the Palestinian NGO Network ($130,000).
- Overlap between different frameworks for Danish NGO funding raises questions of government oversight and transparency.