Sida's selection of partners follows an established process. What initiative or programme Sida can support, and during what period, is determined by strategies decided by the Swedish government.
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 also has a number of strategic partners.
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 is partnering with companies and private sector organisations that contribute to economic, social and environmental sustainable development.
Swedish public agencies are an important and in-demand actor in development cooperation. There are many opportunities for Swedish public agencies to get involved and contribute to strengthening their counterparts in a partner country.
Through multilateral cooperation Sida contributes to reducing poverty within Sweden’s priority thematic areas. Multilateral cooperation also makes it possible for Sweden to contribute to development in countries without bilateral cooperation.
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 and conflict.