Sida and EU blending
Blending refers to the combination of EU grants with loans or equity from public and/or private financiers. Beneficiary resources as well as other financing, such as guarantees, can also form part of the blending. It is recognized as an important vehicle for leveraging additional resources and increasing the impact of EU aid. This publication gives an introduction to what blending is, how it works, ...
Sida’s Guarantee Instrument
The mission of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) is “to help create conditions that will enable poor people to improve their lives”. In addition to grant funding, Sida offers a guarantee instrument designed to absorb risks in order to unlock capital and promote development in the countries where Sida participates in development cooperation. This is a flexible and effective ...
Trade - An important link in development
Trade contributes to economic development, which is one of the cornerstones for poverty alleviation. But when a country lacks prerequisites such as political stability, rule of law, infrastructure and productive capacity it is difficult to take advantage of the opportunities that free trade brings. In 2015, Sweden contributed 2.2bn SEK to the international Aid for Trade agenda, which includes trade-related ...