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Guidelines for Strategic Sector Cooperation

Danish Authorities in International Cooperation

The guidelines describe the overall strategic framework for Strategic Sector Cooperation (SSC) and provide guidance on the preparation and implementation of SSC projects funded with development assistance as well as specific administrative procedures. The guidelines are a living document and may be revised as needs arise. The latest version available on the internet should always be consulted for the most recent update.

The guidelines introduce a new approach to budgeting and calculation of fees and overhead for the Danish Public Authorities. The new approach applies only to grants for the 8 new projects approved as part of the 2017 expansion of the SSC program or later, while earlier grants will continue to apply the previous formats and regulations for budgeting and accounting. 

Guidelines 2017 (new)

Link to SSC-guidelines November 2017 - full version, incl. annexes (PDF)

Link to Annexes 2017


Guidelines 2015 (previous)
Link to SSC-guidelines March 2015 - full version, incl. annexes (PDF)
View entire publication: pdf.  
View Section 1: pdf.
View Section 2: pdf.

Link to Annexes 2015




Ministry of Foreign Affairs


2 Asiatisk Plads

DK-1448 Copenhagen K


Tel. +45 33 92 00 00

For further information and enquiries, please contact the Secretariat for Strategic Sector Cooperation in the Department for Growth and Employment


Templates and Support Tools

SSC Templates 

Annex 1-17