Sida has bilateral development cooperation with some 35 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe. Read about our work in different countries, regions and thematic areas.
Sida works with a wide range of partners from different sectors of society. We continuously learn from experiences with our cooperation partners and evaluate our partner portfolio to deliver the best possible assistance in each context.
A significant part of Sweden’s development assistance is carried out in cooperation with civil society organisations in our partner countries.
Sida collaborates with several multilateral organisations. A large part of the support goes to various UN bodies and the World Bank, and a smaller part to the EU’s joint assistance.
Swedish public agencies are important actors in development cooperation. There are many opportunities for Swedish public agencies to get involved and contribute to strengthening their counterparts in a partner country.
The private sector has a crucial role to play in global development and poverty reduction. Sida is partnering with companies and private sector organisations that contribute to economic, social and environmental sustainable development.
Sida supports research in and by low-income countries to reduce poverty and build sustainable societies. Our partners are bilateral, regional and global research institutions and research-supporting organisations.
Sida’s selection of partners follows an established process. Read about how it works and the different steps involved.
Sida's International Training Programme offers key people from institutions in low- and middle-income countries training in implementing reforms. The objective is a transparent, efficient and democratic state administration under the rule of law.
Since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a public health emergency of international concern, much of the progress made in the fight against poverty has been rolled back. A large proportion of Sida’s 2,000 contributions in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe have been adapted to meet the increased and changing needs of people.
Sida continuously develops tools and methodological materials to guide our staff. They can also be useful for Sida partners and other stakeholders. See our toolboxes for poverty, gender, environment and peace & conflict.