India is one of the countries where Swedish development cooperation now has been phased out. One of the last projects was completed in 2013 and was aimed at reducing maternal mortality by increasing Indian midwives' skills and status.
Photo: Ismail Sheikh
Terminated development cooperation
In 2008, the Swedish government decided to focus its development work on a restricted number of countries.
The objective was to make the work more efficient in the countries where Sweden chooses to cooperate. As a result of this policy, a number of countries have been phased out, or are in the process of being phased out within a near future.