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Swedish development cooperation with Bangladesh

Sweden has provided development assistance to Bangladesh since the country became independent in 1971. Sweden’s current result strategy for international development corporation with Bangladesh covers the period 2014–2020 and comprises a total of SEK 1.9 billion. The aim is to contribute to improving the conditions for people to raise themselves out of poverty, strengthening democracy, respect for human rights and gender equality, and to contribute to sustainable development. The cooperation is focused on human rights and gender equality, inclusive economic growth, environment slimate change, health and crisis prevention and resiliance.