Sweden commissions review of its support for democracy in developing countries

The Swedish government has instructed the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) to investigate how it can further develop and strengthen its work to promote democracy through development cooperation. Sida will also review current activities supporting democracy in its partner countries.

Since the Swedish elections in 2018, and after the so-called January agreement between the Social Democrats and the Center and Liberal parties, democracy has become a greater priority on the Swedish development agenda. Sida’s report is due on December 1, 2019.

Press release – Ministry of Foreign Affairs (in Swedish)