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International development cooperation strategies from Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Strategy for Sweden’s regional development cooperation with the Middle East and North Africa 2021–2025


The objective of Sweden’s international development cooperation is to create conditions to improves the lives of people living in poverty and oppression. Sweden’s development cooperation is based on the principles of aid and development effectiveness, the 2030 Agenda, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda and the Paris Agreement. Sweden’s feminist foreign policy will guide the activities.


The strategy applies in 2021–2025 and provides a total of SEK 2.425 billion; of this, an average of SEK 80 million per year is ear-marked for bilateral aid to Yemen.

The strategy governs the use of funds under appropriation item 17 in the appropriation directions for the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) for each budget year.