Sweden

Sweden

Highlights

Students in front of Wat Bo Primary School, Siem Reap, Cambodia. Credit: GPE/Chor Sokunthea
November 15, 2018
The government in Cambodia, the EU and other partners, including GPE, launched a new phase of the Capacity Development Partnership Fund aimed at strengthening the country's education sector.
Ms. But Chantheavy from the Primary Education Department demonstrates the use of picture cards, Cambodia. Credit: Liesbeth Roolvink.
October 31, 2018
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport in Cambodia just launched a campaign to improve early education. The program, funded by GPE to the tune of US$20.6 million, will target early grade...
Through the lens of education
May 17, 2017
Discover the power of education through individual stories of children, youth, and teachers living in GPE partner developing countries.
Pledge for 2018-2020 replenishment:
SEK1,068,000,000
Share of 2018-2020 pledges:
5.5%
Total contributions to GPE:
US$381,525,553
Share of total contributions:
6.94%

Aid to education

In Sweden, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) are responsible for managing international development cooperation.

Sweden supports GPE priority areas of:

  • Girls’ education
  • Countries affected by fragility and conflict
  • Inclusive education.

In 2015, the top three recipients of bilateral aid to basic education were: Bangladesh, Liberia, and Uganda.

Sweden and GPE

Cecilia Sharp, Director of International Organizations and Policy Support, SIDA, Sweden. Photo credit: GPE/Heather Shuker
GPE has made considerable progress in achieving its goals and fullfilling its mandate, and made good efforts in adhering to principles of local ownership, full alignment to national education plans, as well as partnership coordination and harmonization.
Cecilia Sharp
Director of International Organizations and Policy Support, Swedish Development Cooperation Agency

Sweden is the Board representative of the Donor 2 constituency on the GPE Board. Denmark is also part of this constituency.

Sweden sits on the Strategy and Impact Committee.

Last updated December 10, 2018