Country and regional strategy from Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Strategy for Sweden’s reform cooperation with the Western Balkans and Turkey for 2021– 2027 Reference No.: UD2021/14497

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The objective of Sweden’s international development cooperation is to create conditions for improving the lives of people living in poverty and oppression. Development cooperation will be based on the principles of aid and development effectiveness, the 2030 Agenda, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, and the Paris Agreement.

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The strategy for Sweden’s reform cooperation with the Western Balkans and Turkey applies between 2021 and 2027 and provides a total of SEK 5.6 billion. Sida’s activities in the Western Balkans1 comprise approximately SEK 4.9 billion, and in Turkey up to SEK 525 million2. The Swedish Institute’s (SI) activities in the Western Balkans comprise SEK 90 million and in Turkey SEK 50 million. Activities at the Swedish Consulate-General in Istanbul (GKI) comprise SEK 63 million. The Folke Bernadotte Academy’s (FBA) activities comprise SEK 56 million.

The strategy governs the use of funds allocated under appropriation item 23 in the appropriation directions for Sida for each fiscal year, funds allocated under appropriation item 21 in the appropriation directions for the SI for each fiscal year, funds allocated under appropriation item 1:1.4 ‘Development assistance’ and 1.4.1 ‘Folke Bernadotte Academy’ concerning administrative costs associated with implementation of the strategy in the appropriation directions for the FBA for each fiscal year, and for the GKI funds allocated under appropriation item 29.6 in the appropriation directions concerning appropriation 1:1 ‘Development assistance’ for each fiscal year.