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International development cooperation strategies from Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Strategy for Sweden’s global development cooperation activities in the areas of human rights and freedoms, democracy and the rule of law 2024–2028


The objective of Sweden’s international development assistance is to create preconditions for better living conditions for people living in poverty and under oppression. Internationally agreed principles on aid and development effectiveness will be applied.


The strategy will apply in 2024–2028 and govern the use of funds under appropriation item 1:13 in the appropriation directions for Sida for each budget year, and funds under appropriation item 1:1.4 ‘Development Cooperation’ and appropriation item 1:4.1 concerning administrative costs associated with implementation of the strategy in the appropriation directions for the Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA) for each budget year.