Article from ROAPE Volume 9 Number 23
Sweden and Third World: Dev Aid & Capital Involvement
Sweden has a certain reputation in the Third World as its aid is less tied, more in the form of grants, is a greater proportion of national income than other donors, and is generally directed to ‘progressive’ countries, like Mozambique, Vietnam and Tanzania. However, even under the Social Democratic governments up to 1976, this ‘radical’ aid policy co-existed with a general stance of support for the established international economic order. Since then, and more as a response to crisis than a result of the new government of the right, aid policy has been more geared to promoting the further internationalisation of Swedish capital.