Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)

The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Sida, is a government agency working on behalf of the Swedish parliament and government, with the mission to reduce poverty in the world. They contribute to implementing Sweden’s Policy for Global Development. The overall objective of Swedish development cooperation is to ensure that people living in poverty and under oppression have the ability to improve their living conditions. To carry out this mission in an effective and strategic way, Sida works broadly across several sectors.

The policy framework for Swedish development cooperation and humanitarian assistance is a central document in Sweden’s aid policy and forms the point of departure for the Government’s management of Swedish aid. It addresses the principles and values that are to guide Swedish aid.