In the Center for Global Development's 2021 Quality of Official Development Assistance (QuODA) analysis, Sweden ranked sixth among all 49 donors examined, and first amongst the individual donor countries, up from a 14th and seventh place respectively in 2018.
Sweden ranked behind the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), African Development Fund (AfDF), International Development Association (IDA), the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.
Sweden's scored very highly in evaluation and transparency, as well as untied ODA, ranking first and sixth across the two metrics, respectively. However, Sweden scored quite low on prioritization and ownership, ranking only 18th and 23rd respectively, and leaving considerable room for improvement, for example in terms of contributions to under-supported countries and in integrating partner feedback.
QuODA was developed in 2010 by the Center for Global Development and the Brookings Institute, and compares various dimensions of development assistance quality across 49 of the largest bilateral and multilateral agencies.