Sweden unveils 2012 aid budget for NGOs

Swedish flag. Photo by: Christopher Neugebauer / CC BY-SA

Sweden has allocated more than 1.6 billion Swedish kronor ($243.8 million) to support the humanitarian and development projects led by local civil society organizations such as Save the Children and the umbrella group Forum Syd

This year’s allocation includes 1.5 billion Swedish kronor for programs of Swedish nongovernmental organizations in development countries, 68 million Swedish kronor to raise awareness of Swedish aid and development initiatives, and some 26 million Swedish kronor to support reforms in Eastern Europe.

Aside from Save the Children and Forum Syd, the budget will be shared by SCC, Diakonia, Swedish Church, the Swedish Mission Council, Plan Sweden, PMU Inter Life, LO/TCO, Naturskyddsföreningen, SHIA, Afrikagrupperna, WWF Sweden, Oxfam, RFSU, Swedish Committee for Afghanistan, HIV/AIDS Alliance and Ibis.

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