Sweden

View Sweden’s priority areas for development cooperation in education along with its contributions to the GPE Fund.

Partner since
2005
GPE focal point
Grant agent in
Board constituency
Donor 2
Pledge for 2021-2025 replenishment
SEK1,200,000,000*
Total contributions to GPE
US$502,078,801

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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 2017, the top recipients of basic education ODA disbursement were: Afghanistan, Liberia, Syrian Arab Republic, Tanzania, Jordan.

*Pledge for 2021-2024.

Carin Jämtin, Director-General of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)" title="Carin Jämtin, Director-General of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)
The starting point for Sweden’s development cooperation is that education is a fundamental human right and should be made available to everyone, including the most marginalized.
Carin Jämtin
Director-General of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)
June 2021

Sweden and GPE

Sweden sits on the Finance and Risk Committee.

Last updated November 16, 2022