Sida's top NGO partners

By Manola De Vos 06 November 2015

The Sida main office on Valhallavägen in Stockholm, Sweden. Photo by: Holger.Ellgaard / CC BY-SA

The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency is a cornerstone of Sweden’s development cooperation. With a budget of 27.5 billion Swedish krona ($3.2 billion), Sida currently administers more than half of the Nordic country’s aid flows for 2015.

To implement its strategies and programs, Sida relies on a variety of partners — including government agencies, international organizations and the private sector. Civil society groups, however, play an especially prominent role in carrying out the agency’s development work.

Sida’s support to CSOs is channeled through 18 framework organizations which benefit from  predictable, long-term financing. The framework organizations are then responsible for disbursing grants to hundreds of Swedish and non-Swedish partners, in compliance with Sida’s requirements and conditions.

Despite being the gatekeepers of Sida’s partnerships with CSOs across the globe, many of these framework organizations remain relatively unknown. So who are Sida’s framework organizations, what do they do, and who do they partner with? Devex decided to take a closer look.

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Manola De Vos

Manola De Vos is a development analyst for Devex. Based in Manila, she contributes to the Development Insider and Money Matters newsletters. Prior to joining Devex, Manola worked in conflict analysis and political affairs for the United Nations, International Crisis Group and the European Union.


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