Denmark was among the most generous aid donors from 1960 to 2000. A new government in 2001 reduced Danish assistance considerably and put more emphasis on security issues. Denmark now has a renewed focus on aid, particularly in Africa.▶
Knud Vilby is a journalist and writer specialised in development and environment topics. He is the former chairman of the Danish UNESCO National Commission and board member of DANIDA. From 1991 to 1997 he was the chairman of the Danish development organisation MS (Now Action Aid Denmark), and from 1998 to 2004 he was chairman of the Danish Writers Association. He has published many books on development, including Global growth – Global Crisis (in Danish, 2009) and Independent? Tanzania’s challenges since Uhuru (in English, 2008).