Oxfam is one organisation that has applied to enter into strategic partnership with Sida. Little Qaali is one of many children who has recieved access to care through Oxfam's work in Somalia.
Photo: Geno Teofilo/Oxfam, Creative Commons
Support to humanitarian aid through civil society
Sida enters into strategic partnership agreements with a number of Swedish and international civil society organisations. As strategic partner organisations, they receive funding for humanitarian and conflict-related activities, and they carry out the activities under their own initiative and responsibility. The cooperation between Sida and the organisations lasts for several years. Sida’s decision to enter into cooperation agreements is based on an assessment conducted with specific criteria.
This system with strategic partners and multi-year contracts is new since 2011. Sida has not yet taken any decisions on which civil society organisations are to become strategic partner organisations as the selection process is on-going.