Swedish government adopts new 2018-2022 strategy for development cooperation with Myanmar
The Swedish government has adopted a new development cooperation strategy with Myanmar for 2018-2022. The strategy focuses on three thematic areas: 1) human rights, democracy, gender equality and the rule of law, 2) peaceful and inclusive societies, and 3) equal health. The Swedish International Development Agency, Sida, and the Folke Bernadotte Academy, FBA, are tasked to implemented the strategy. The government has earmarked SEK 25 billion (US$145 million) for Sida’s operations and SEK30 million (US$3.5 million) for FBA. The support will be mainly channeled through CSOs and UN agencies in the country. The Burmese government will not receive budget report.