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International development cooperation strategies from Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Strategy for Sweden’s development cooperation with Ethiopia 2016–2020 Reference No.: Article no: UD 16.020


Within the framework of this strategy, Swedish development cooperation with Ethiopia is to contribute to a better environment, limited climate impact and enhanced resilience to climate change, as well as improved opportunities for poor people to make use of their rights.


The strategy also aims to promote sustainable and democratic development of society. The strategy will apply for the period 2016–2020 and comprises a total of SEK 1 000 million.

Swedish development cooperation within the framework of the strategy is expected to contribute to:

  • A better environment, limited climate impact and greater resilience to environmental impact, climate change and natural disasters
  • Strengthened management of natural resources and ecosystem servicesImproved capacity among public institutions and other actors at national and local level to contribute to environmental sustainability, increased resilience to environmental impact, climate change and natural disasters, and reduced climate impact
  • Increased production of and improved access to renewable energy

Strengthened democracy and gender equality, and greater respect for human rights

  • Strengthened rule of law
  • Strengthened democratic accountability and transparency at local level
  • Strengthened capacity of civil society to promote openness, ac countability and greater respect for human rights
  • Increased respect for and access to sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR)

Better opportunities and tools to enable poor people to improve their living conditions

  • Improved opportunities for productive employment with decent working conditions, particularly for women and young people
  • Sustainable food security with particular focus on resilient agriculture
  • A more favourable business climate for sustainable and inclusive commercial activities and strengthening institutions
  • Better access to social protection for people living in poverty