HIV/AIDS and Sida's Country Strategy Process - a Manual
Department for Democracy , Social Development , HIV/AIDS Secretariat in Stockholm
The AIDS epidemic is such a drastic and far-reaching new factor in relation to development in many poor countries, that a first necessary step in the strategy process must be to judge what the new situation requires from Sida and Swedish development cooperation. The seriousness of the situation demands that the embassies in concerned countries should have general instructions by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs to pay continuous attention to the AIDS epidemic and its relation to issues relevant to Swedish development cooperation. Similarly, the AIDS epidemic should be added to the dialogue list that guides all staff participating in dialogues with the national government of the country.