Objective of international development cooperation

The objective of expenditure area 7 ‘International development cooperation’ is to create opportunities for better living conditions for people living in poverty and oppression.

Sweden has a long tradition of generous and ambitious development aid. Aid is one of several important tools in the Government’s work to achieve the objective of Sweden’s Policy for Global Development – fair and sustainable global development. The objective of Sweden’s international development cooperation is to create opportunities for better living conditions for people living in poverty and oppression. Sweden has a moral responsibility to support people living in oppression, vulnerability and poverty. Swedish aid should be clear in its values and courageous in its actions.