Zoekopdracht: subjects: "Development Cooperation General"
|Titel||Aiming global : Swedish debates on international development|
|Onderwerp||Development Cooperation General|
|Samenvatting||This article takes a close look at the field of development in Sweden. Sweden has always been one of the most generous countries when it comes to allocating taxpayers’ money to international development. As early as 1968, Sweden announced that it would commit 1% of its gross national product to foreign aid, and this goal was met in the mid-1970s. Together with a handful of the so-called ‘like-minded countries’, Sweden is often called a typical ‘soft donor’. It provides aid with few political conditions or economic ties and has long insisted on respecting the needs and wishes of partner countries. Its policy is based on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) guidelines for poverty reduction. Sweden puts a strong emphasis on democracy, human rights, environment and equality between men and women.|
|Rechten||© 2008 IDP. This article has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported license.|