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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 February 28, 2018