Trade - An important link in development
PORTFOLIO OVERVIEW 2015
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 infrastructure, building productive capacity (private sector, financial sector, agriculture) and trade policy and regulations.