Exterior of the Sida headquarters at Valhallavagen in Stockholm.
Photo: Helena Landstedt
Sida works according to directives of the Swedish Parliament and Government to reduce poverty in the world. The overall goal of Swedish development cooperation is to contribute to making it possible for poor people to improve their living conditions.
Sida's head office is located at Valhallavägen in Stockholm, but staff are also stationed in the partner countries. We are organized in ten departments, Internal Audit and the Director-General's Office. Five departments work with implementing the development assistance and five with support, steering and control
A large proportion of the contribution management is delegated to the foreign missions.
Marie Ottosson is Acting Director-General of Sida during the month of October 2016. Lennart Båge will be the Acting Director-General from November 2016.
The total number of employees is 678 people (jan. 2014), of which approximately 140 persons work outside Sweden. Approximately 65 per cent of the employees are women.
Sida is managed by a governing board with full responsibility.