The strategies are usually valid for five years and are based either on geography (countries or regions) or themes, such as human rights, democracy and rule of law.
The strategies set the objectives for Swedish development cooperation. The results are followed up and reported to the government and parliament in strategy reports. The reports (only available in Swedish) are published on Openaid.
Sida drafts a proposal for the new strategy based on entry values from the government, lessons and conclusions from the previous strategy period, as well as dialogue with cooperation partners. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is responsible for the final draft to be decided by the government.
Some strategies are not available in English.