• 2016-11-02 Publikation

    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, ...

  • 2016-11-07 Publikation

    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 ...

  • 2016-11-09 Publikation

    Trade - An important link in development

    Portfolio Overview

    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 ...

  • 2016-11-30 Publikation

    Hot Issue: Women’s Organisations and the Engagement of Men

    Gender Tool Box

    Gender equality and women and girls’ rights is a priority in Swedish development cooperation. Sida has since long given support to women’s rights organisations as key stakeholders for promoting gender equality. Sida is also a global leader in supporting men’s engagement for gender equality. However, a combination of a great demand for limited resources and the increasing engagement of organisations ...

  • 2016-11-30 Publikation

    Hot issue: Gender Equality and Gender Equity

    Gender Tool Box

    As long as the struggle for gender equality has existed, there have also been discussions and debates about what the concept gender equality mean and how it should be used. What is the goal, how do we reach this and who are included? Sometimes, similar concepts are used interchangeably – be it for lack of knowledge or by purpose. A concept that is relatively often used as an alternative to gender equality ...