Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) is a government agency with the mission to reduce poverty in the world by contributing to implementing Sweden’s Policy for Global Development (PGU), which was first launched in December 2003. The PGU is the basis for a unified policy to contribute to equitable and sustainable global development. The overall objective is to “strengthen and improve research of relevance to the fight against poverty in developing countries.”
SIDA focuses on the following areas of activity:
- Research capacity building in developing countries and regions—SIDA supports capacity building in research management and research/innovation policies, which includes support to universities and to regional and global research institutions. Consequently, partners are better able to plan, produce, and use research in the fight against poverty.
- Research of relevance to developing countries.
- Swedish research of relevance to developing countries.
Additional information is available on the SIDA website.