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Sida is guided by strategies

Swedish development cooperation and humanitarian assistance is guided by government strategies. The strategies set the objectives for Swedish development cooperation.

The work of Sida, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, is guided by strategies that are usually valid for a period of five years. They either have a geographic or thematic focus, such as human rights, democracy and rule of law.

Sida follows up on and reports the results to the government and parliament in strategy reports. These reports are published in Swedish on our Openaid website.

Sida drafts proposals for new strategies based on instructions from the government, conclusions and good practices from previous strategy periods, as well as dialogue with cooperation partners. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is responsible for the final draft of the strategy, which is then decided by the government.

Current strategies

A selection of strategies are available on this page in English or Spanish translation. Please see the Swedish section of the website for the complete list of strategies.

Strategies in Swedish

Updated: April 12, 2023