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International development cooperation strategies from Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Strategy for Sweden's for development cooperation with Myanmar 2018-2022


The objective of Sweden’s international development cooperation is to create opportunities for people living in poverty and oppression to improve their living conditions. Development cooperation will be based on the principles of aid and development effectiveness, and the new international agreements the international community agreed on in 2015.


Within the framework of this strategy, Sweden's development cooperation with Myanmar will contribute to a democratic, gender-equal, peaceful and inclusive society where equitable health, human rights and the rule of law are respected and people's vulnerability to crises and disasters is reduced. The strategy's contribution to tackling the multidimensional crisis of the Rohingya people is part of all objectives and implementation. The strategy will apply for the period 2018–2022 and comprise of SEK 1 250 million for activities implemented by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and SEK 30 million for activities implemented by the Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA) for the same period. The aims of these activities are interlinked and an integrated approach should be applied.