Sweden develops new development cooperation strategy for democracy support through Swedish party-affiliated organizations

On April 15, 2021, the Swedish government commissioned the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) to develop a foundation for a new development cooperation strategy for democracy support through Swedish party-affiliated organizations.

Sweden’s support of democracy support constitutes an important part of Sweden’s development cooperation and aims to promote democratic development, respect for human rights, and equal opportunities for women and men.

"The Swedish party-affiliated organizations are helping to promote democracy by strengthening democratic multi-party systems and parliamentarism around the world at a time of democratic decline," said Per Olsson Fridh, Minister for International Development Cooperation.

Sweden’s existing strategy for democracy support through Swedish party-affiliated organizations expires in 2022.

Press release – Government Offices of Sweden (in Swedish)