Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency

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Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
Styrelsen för internationellt utvecklingssamarbete

The main office on Valhallavägen in Stockholm.
Agency overview
Formed1995 (1995)[1]
HeadquartersStockholm, Sweden
Employeesabout 900[1]
Minister responsible
  • Carin Jämtin, Director-general
Parent departmentMinistry for Foreign Affairs

The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Swedish: Styrelsen för internationellt utvecklingssamarbete, Sida) is a government agency of the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Sida is responsible for organization of the bulk of Sweden's official development assistance to developing countries. According to the OECD, 2022 official development assistance from Sweden increased to US$5.5 billion, representing 0.9% of their Gross National Income (GNI).[2]

Sida also affirms respect of human rights, democracy and gender equality proclaimed by Universal Declaration of Human Rights on their missions, and together with "Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law" of Lund University, Sida gave an aide for "Equal State and Human Rights of Women in Southeast Asia" by Asia Pacific Forum held from 9 May and 3 June 2011.

Sida is also informed by the Yogyakarta Principles in Action the working for the rights for LGBTI and Swedish government mandated an "Action plan for Sida's work on sexual orientation and gender identity in international development cooperation 2007–2009". And the evaluation of the 2007–2009 action plan demonstrates the significant work done in many countries on LGBTI issues, including dialogue with civil society, other donors, and governments; inclusion in country strategies; and programme initiatives. As well as directly funding a number of LGBTI groups, Sida headquarters has actively promoted LGBTI issues in its networking with other donors and international stakeholders, and by giving radio and TV interviews, writing a newspaper article, participating in and arranging seminars at pride festivals and the World Outgames, and including LGBTI rights in newly adopted policies.[3]

Research cooperation[edit]

The most long-term development cooperation supported by Sida is its research cooperation, which aims at strengthening research in and by low-income countries, to reduce poverty and build sustainable societies.[4] The work, with a budget of close to 1000 million SEK (2020), is guided by Sweden's strategy for research cooperation and research in development cooperation 2015–2021.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Sida". Nationalencyklopedin (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 21 February 2014. Retrieved 12 August 2011.(subscription required)
  2. ^ "Sweden Development Co-operation Profile". OECD. Retrieved 11 September 2023.
  3. ^ An Activist's Guide to the Yogyakarta Principles Archived 4 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Research partners". Sida. Archived from the original on 19 April 2023. Retrieved 2 May 2023.
  5. ^ "Strategy for research cooperation and research in development cooperation 2015–2021". 29 June 2015. Archived from the original on 5 July 2022. Retrieved 2 May 2023.