A “Double Fault” in Swedish Aid?
Swedish development cooperation has moved away from an explicit focus on poverty reduction with its partner countries to other priorities, namely democracy and human rights, gender equality, and the environment. Not only this but once countries make the transition from a low-income to middle-income country status, Sweden downscales cooperation when precisely such is needed to help establish sustainable and inclusive growth policies. This policy brief argues that the effectiveness of Swedish aid is hampered by this “double fault” which should be
ISDP Annual Report 2023
ISDP’s Annual Report for the year 2023. We look back on 2023, a year in which tensions and conflicts captured the strategic space in ISDP’s focus areas, making headlines around […]
Disaster Risk Reduction: Need for Collective Approach-Based Policy Measures
At the beginning of 2024, a massive earthquake struck Japan killing several people and displacing even more. However, the earthquake was only one instance of the various natural disasters experienced […]
Bangladesh: Strategies and Requisites for Growth
Over the past decade, Bangladesh has achieved an impressive annual growth rate of around 7 percent, with the GDP soaring from USD 18.14 billion in 1980 to USD 460.2 billion […]
Indo-Pacific Security in 2030-35: Links in the Chain
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India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor: Will It Get Subsumed by Its Grand Vision?
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