NFU cooperates with the other Nordic associations for development research on the Nordic conferences and information sharing.
- Finnish Society for Development Research (FSDR): https://www.kehitystutkimus.fi/?page_id=326
- Swedish Development Research Network: https://www.swedev.dev/
- The Association of Development Researchers in Denmark: https://fau.dk/
NFU is also member of the EADI, the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes: https://www.eadi.org/.