Sweden

Sweden

Highlights

A girl solves a math problem on the blackboard. Alphabaria school, Dabola Area, Guinea
January 22, 2019
Around 80% of countries assess learning. However, because they are based on different methodologies the results cannot be compared internationally. A new initiative by UIS could help solve this...
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.
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$381,359,455
Share of total contributions:
6.82%

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 January 25, 2019