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Between 21 January 2019 and 5 February 2021 she was Minister for Environment and Climate, and Deputy Prime Minister.

Between 25 May 2016 and 21 January 2019 she was Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate, and Deputy Prime Minister.

Between 3 October 2014 and 25 May 2016 she was Minister for International Development Cooperation.

Press release from Ministry for Foreign Affairs

New strategy for Sweden’s development cooperation with Mali, 2016–2020

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The Government has adopted a new five-year strategy for Swedish development cooperation with Mali. The new strategy for development cooperation will focus on democratisation, human rights and human security, and climate change and environmental adaptation measures. In total, the new development strategy for Mali amounts to SEK 1.2 billion over the period 2016–2020.

Mali is one of the ten poorest countries in the world. The security situation continues to be a major challenge and Mali's population needs to see concrete results in the areas of security and development.

"Our new strategy focuses on human rights and peace and reconciliation mechanisms, at both national and local level. At the same time, we give priority to the transition to renewable energy," says Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate Isabella Lövin.

Sweden has had bilateral development cooperation with Mali for 16 years. In addition to development cooperation, Sweden is also one of the largest humanitarian donors to the Sahel region, including Mali.

"The strategy shows Sweden's broad commitment to development, security and environment. We contribute to a strengthened social contract and reduced vulnerability to relapse into conflict. Sweden will also contribute to more sustainable use of natural resources and strengthened resilience against climate change," says Ms Lövin.

The three priority areas of the strategy are:

  • Strengthened democracy and gender equality, and greater respect for human rights
  • Human security and freedom from violence
  • A better environment, limited climate impact and greater resilience to environmental impact, climate change and natural disasters

The new strategy includes annual support averaging SEK 240 million, which in an increase compared to the current strategy, which amounts to SEK 200 million per year.

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Ministers on this page who have left the Government

Between 21 January 2019 and 5 February 2021 she was Minister for Environment and Climate, and Deputy Prime Minister.

Between 25 May 2016 and 21 January 2019 she was Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate, and Deputy Prime Minister.

Between 3 October 2014 and 25 May 2016 she was Minister for International Development Cooperation.

Ministers on this page who have left the Government

Between 21 January 2019 and 5 February 2021 she was Minister for Environment and Climate, and Deputy Prime Minister.

Between 25 May 2016 and 21 January 2019 she was Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate, and Deputy Prime Minister.

Between 3 October 2014 and 25 May 2016 she was Minister for International Development Cooperation.