The world – slowly improving

The world is in constant development. Poverty is decreasing. According to the UN, the number of people living on less than $ 1.25 a day decreased by half between 1990 and 2010. But still, nearly one billion people live in poverty. The fastest change is taking place in south Asia. The biggest challenges are in southern Africa.

In these embassies we have Sida staff

Sida has staff in these embassies around the world. Find all the contact details and more information about Swedish overseas offices.

Gapminder shows statistics

See the world develop

With the help of Gapminders web tool, you can see statistics on developments in the world in a whole new way.

Abdallah Muhammed, Kenya
Photo: Linda Essner

People first

We are committed to enabling people to get a better life. The individual person is always the focus of our work. Here you will meet some people involved in Swedish development assistance. Let them explain how their situation has changed.


International Training Programmes

As part of Sida's work with capacity and institutional development Sida offers international training programmes (ITP) for participants from low-and middle-income countries in priority areas. ITP's methodology takes account of the desire to develop and reform that the participants' organization have expressed in their application to the program.


Questions and Answers

Q&A about procurement at Sida. What regulations apply? What if I submit after the deadline? How do I know what documents are required?

Camilita har utbildat sig till webdesigner på en skola för ungdomar från Nairobis slumområden. Sida arbetar i Kenya med urban utveckling, för att skapa bättre villkor för de fattiga i slummen.
Photo: Sven Torfinn/Panos

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We have compiled some of the most frequently asked questions that we receive. Perhaps yours is among them?

Sida's publications
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Publications database

Search our publications database to find reports, evaluations, country strategies and much more.