Democracy and human rights 2014
Democracy and human rights are essential for providing people living in poverty and under oppression with voice and choice to improve their own living conditions. Democracy and human rights is one of three thematic priorities of Swedish development cooperation and the rights perspective is applied across all sectors of Swedish development cooperation. Sida’s support to the sector amounted to SEK 5.8 billion in 2014. This makes democracy and human rights Sida’s largest sector, accounting for approximately 30 % of Sida’s total disbursements.