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Sida is guided by strategies

The Swedish development cooperation and humanitarian assistance are governed by Swedish government strategies. The strategies set the objectives for Swedish development cooperation.

The strategies 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 on our Openaid web page, in Swedish.

Sida drafts proposals for new strategies based on instructions from the government, conclusions and good practices from previous strategy periods, as well as on 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

Updated: 17 May 2021