Roundtable: The future of Swedish development cooperation in a changing world

This roundtable — with high-level practitioners holding key positions in Swedish international development cooperation — reflects on and discusses the challenges facing public and private development cooperation actors in the face of a changing and multiplex world order and a transforming international aid architecture with new development actors and new ways of designing and delivering international development cooperation.


Anders Nordström, Ambassador for Global Health at Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Sweden (tbc)

Julia Schalk, Director for Policy and Advocacy at WaterAid Sweden (tbc)

Josephine Sundqvist, CEO and Secretary General, LM International (Läkarmissionen)

Patrik Stålgren, Head of Unit for Strategic Partnerships, Private sector, Innovation and New methods at Sida


Fredrik Söderbaum, Professor of Peace and Development Research, University of Gothenburg & Chair of SweDev

Jesper Sundewall, Assoc Professor, Global Health System, Lund University & Vice Chair of SweDev. 


Roundtable: Jan Pettersson and others on what governs Nordic international development cooperation  policy


Drawing on Peter Hall’s notion of a policy paradigm, continuities and changes since the 1990’s in development policy goals, priorities, and instruments of Denmark, Norway, Finland and Sweden, respectively, are analysed. A comparative article characterises and compares these features by focusing on domestic politics explanations.



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Important dates

1 April 2023: Deadline for abstract submissions and sub-themes for co-creation workshops
13 April 2023. Decision on accepted abstracts and sub-themes for co-creation is communicated.
21-23 August 2023: Conference is going on

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