The OECD's Development Assistance Committee (DAC) conducts periodic reviews of the
individual development co-operation efforts of DAC members. The policies and programmes
of each DAC member are critically examined approximately once every five years. DAC
peer reviews assess the performance of a given member, not just that of its development
co-operation agency, and examine both policy and implementation. They take an integrated,
system-wide perspective on the development co-operation and humanitarian assistance
activities of the member under review.This review commends Sweden for its consistently
generous levels of official development assistance and its global development leadership
on peace and conflict prevention, environmental sustainability and gender equality.
It also welcomes Sweden’s strong focus on and comprehensive toolbox for leaving no
one behind. The review suggests that Sweden could benefit from consolidating its development
co-operation policy framework and further enhancing the connections between its country,
regional and thematic co-operation strategies.