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European Union: EC | EUWI | TACIS | DG AIDCO | DG Environment

Finland: MoFA | SKYE
Germany: Auswaertiges Amt | GTZ
Norway: NORAD | MoFA | MoE
Sweden: SIDA
Switzerland: SDC | seco
USA: USAID | State Department

Sweden is one of the top contributors to the United Nations. In 2008, it contributed a total 879million USD, 0.19% of its GNI.[1]


Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)

Sida is a government agency of the country of Sweden and works according to directives of the Swedish Parliament and Government to reduce poverty in the world. The overall goal of Swedish development cooperation is to contribute to making it possible for poor people to improve their living conditions. Sida is organized in nine departments with over 650 employees. It channels its resources through NGOs, multilateral cooperation, and the EU, among others and is interested in promoting the idea of “international development cooperation” to replace the one-sided giving indicated by the term “assistance.” Supporting over 2,000 projects in over 100 countries (over 20 of them are specially designated as target countries), Sida seeks to create partnerships with companies, popular movements, organizations, universities, and government agencies for its development projects. It currently cooperates with Swedish government agencies, organisations and associations and international bodies like the UN, the EU and the World Bank.

SIDA operates in all regions of the world: Africa, Asia & Pacific, Europe & CIS, Latin America and Caribbean.

For more information see the SIDA website


  1. http://www.norway-un.org/NorwayandUN/Norwegian-UN-Politcies/Rank-among-contributors/

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