Sweden

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Overview

Doubling support to DRM in partner countries

Sweden’s portfolio in 2017 contains global and bilateral DRM support programmes. It also includes preparations for the International Tax Conference, which took place in May 2018 in Stockholm. In 2016 and 2017, several programmes were phased out or completed, and preparatory work for new programmes was conducted. This explains the reduction in disbursements in 2017 compared to 2015 and 2016. The preparatory work carried out during 2017 is now bearing fruit, with preliminary figures for 2018 indicating the highest disbursements for DRM support in the past six to seven years. This trend is expected to continue in 2019. No major changes took place in 2017.

In 2018, however, the Swedish Government agreed upon a new strategy, the “Strategy for Sweden’s Global Development Cooperation for Sustainable Economic Development 2018-2022”. It includes domestic revenue mobilisation, financial stability and anti-corruption as one of its results areas. The strategy has paved the way for an increased provision of support to global DRM programmes during the strategy period. New support to at least one programme via a multilateral channel started in 2018 because of this strategy.

Policy coherence for development

Swedish development cooperation rests on internationally agreed principles of effective development cooperation. The principles are expressed in the Paris Declaration (2005), the Accra Agenda for Action (2008) and the Busan Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation (2011). These principles remain relevant for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Work on development effectiveness covers all development actors, including states, multilateral organisations, civil society, the research community and the private sector. Following and further developing these principles in Swedish development cooperation is an important prerequisite for planning, implementation and monitoring. 

A new National Action Plan will apply the Policy for Global Development (PGD) as a key tool for mobilising coherent whole-of-government action. For the first time, the PDG mandated all ministries to develop internal action plans with concrete goals and clear responsibilities for the work of the PGD linked to the 2030 Agenda. This process provided an opportunity to anticipate and manage potential conflicts of interest between sectors as well as between domestic and international priorities.

An in-depth report is provided for several areas in which the government has expressed a particular ambition towards feminist foreign policy, sustainable businesses, sustainable consumption and production, climate and sea, and capital flight and tax evasion. Furthermore, to identify areas where conflicting objectives within and across government might limit opportunities to achieve equitable and sustainable global development and where alignment and synergies are present. The communication further outlines the responsible ministries for each PGD area under the respective global goals. Policy coherence is thereby considered as the backbone of PGD. Reports to parliament every two years enhance transparency in the handling of conflicts of interest and strengthen co-ordination for policy coherence. Finally, the Government establishes that Sweden shall be a leader in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda both nationally and internationally, and that PGD shall continue to be a key tool in the implementation. The coordination function for PGD within the Government Offices is located at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. However, as with the 2030 Agenda, it is incumbent on the entire Government, and therefore on all ministers, to implement the policy.

Moreover, coordination within the government offices, such as between the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as with relevant agencies (notably STA and SIDA), takes place when called for, such as when addressing policy issues or important meetings. Formats are flexible and range from email contacts, face to face meetings and establishing a working group, and matters will be addressed on political level when called for.

Outlook

The Swedish Government has included DRM as a priority in certain Development Cooperation Strategies, and the International Tax Conference that was arranged in Stockholm in May 2018 also signalled the importance that Sweden attaches to DRM.

Given the current trend with increasing disbursements for DRM support, the likelihood that Sweden will achieve substantially increased support by 2020 is evaluated as promising. The efforts being made have been described above: DRM prioritisation in development cooperation strategies is resulting in an increased operational focus and a higher level of disbursements channelled to DRM; the Stockholm Tax Conference, drawing attention to DRM and the importance that Sweden attaches to these issues.

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DRM Project Data as Donor

all
2015
2016
2017
Recipient
year Year
No. project
amount Commitment
disbursement Disbursement
Kenya
year all
6 projects
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 7 586 881.41 USD
SWE TAX AGENCY . KENYA REVENUE AUTH
year 2015
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 1 219 190.00 USD
KENYA REVENUE AUTHORITY DATA W
year 2015
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 2 343 290.00 USD
Kenya Revenue Authority Data W
year 2016
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 2 444 884.90 USD
Swedish Tax Agency - Kenya Revenue Authority
year 2016
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 852 661.50 USD
Swe Tax Agency - Kenya Revenue Auth
year 2017
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 701 577.98 USD
Annual External Audit of DWBI
year 2017
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 25 277.03 USD
Albania
year all
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 75 240.00 USD
SKATTEVERKET PLANNING FISCAL CADASTRE ALBANIA
year 2015
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 75 240.00 USD
Bosnia and Herzegovina
year all
3 projects
amount 3 314 043.10 USD
disbursement 863 014.58 USD
REFORM OF THE TAX SYSTEM IN BIH
year 2015
1 project
amount 213 540.00 USD
disbursement 35 590.00 USD
Reform of the Tax system in BiH
year 2016
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 170 677.30 USD
TAX SYSTEM REFORM IN BIH
year 2017
1 project
amount 3 100 503.10 USD
disbursement 656 747.28 USD
Cambodia
year all
5 projects
amount 1 082 192.89 USD
disbursement 420 579.45 USD
INCEPTION TAX COOPERATION
year 2015
1 project
amount 328 380.00 USD
disbursement 52 690.00 USD
EU/PAT 16-19: Tax Cooperation - Sida's contribution: Tax Cooperation
year 2016
1 project
amount 753 812.89 USD
disbursement 45 615.60 USD
Inception Tax Cooperation
year 2016
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 204 232.90 USD
Inception Tax Cooperation
year 2017
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 4 487.66 USD
EU/PAT 16-19: Tax Cooperation
year 2017
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 113 553.29 USD
Guatemala
year all
1 project
amount 2 609 940.00 USD
disbursement 652 490.00 USD
SUPPORT TO THE TAX ORGANISATION ICEFI PHASE III
year 2015
1 project
amount 2 609 940.00 USD
disbursement 652 490.00 USD
Moldova
year all
5 projects
amount 15 493.86 USD
disbursement 2 224 405.51 USD
TAX SYSTEM REFORM . MOLDOVAN TAX SYSTEM REFORM PROJECT
year 2015
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 1 148 350.00 USD
TAIEX STUDY VISIT MOLDOVA SWEDISH TAX AGENCY
year 2015
1 project
amount 3 590.00 USD
disbursement 1 660.00 USD
Impact assessment of the tax reform in Moldova
year 2016
1 project
amount 11 903.86 USD
disbursement 11 903.90 USD
Tax System Reform - Moldovan Tax System Reform Project
year 2016
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 938 435.80 USD
Tax System Reform - Moldovan Tax System Reform Project
year 2017
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 124 055.81 USD
Mozambique
year all
5 projects
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 1 967 961.07 USD
TAX COMMON FUND 2013.2017 . RBM CONSULTANT TAX ATM
year 2015
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 82 280.00 USD
Tax Common Fund 2013-2017 - Tax Common Fund
year 2016
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 701 221.30 USD
Tax Agency preparation SKV - Tax Agency preparation for cooperation
year 2016
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 35 424.20 USD
Tax Common Fund 2013-2017
year 2017
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 620 802.62 USD
Tax Agency twinning SKV - Tax Agency twinning Skatteverket
year 2017
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 528 232.95 USD
Turkey
year all
1 project
amount 11 790.00 USD
disbursement 7 760.00 USD
TAIEX STUDY VISIT TURKEY SWEDISH TAX AGENCY
year 2015
1 project
amount 11 790.00 USD
disbursement 7 760.00 USD
Kosovo
year all
3 projects
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 4 121 210.74 USD
KOSOVO: LAND TAX 2014.2017
year 2015
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 1 456 300.00 USD
Property Tax System (ProTax 2) - ProTax 2 (2014-2017)
year 2016
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 1 556 047.40 USD
Propety Tax System (ProTax 2)
year 2017
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 1 108 863.34 USD
Bilateral, unspecified
year all
3 projects
amount 2 321 049.67 USD
disbursement 2 321 049.67 USD
OECD TAX AND DEVELOPMENT . OECD
year 2015
1 project
amount 581 310.00 USD
disbursement 581 310.00 USD
OECD TAX AND DEVBELOPMENT, BEPS 2017-2020 - OECD TAX AND DEVELOPMENT, BEPS 2017-2020
year 2017
1 project
amount 1 170 001.17 USD
disbursement 1 170 001.17 USD
FAIR FINANCIAL FLOWS 2017-2019
year 2017
1 project
amount 569 738.50 USD
disbursement 569 738.50 USD
North Macedonia
year all
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 3 930.00 USD
TAIEX SWEDISH TAX AGENCY MACEDONIA STUDYVISIT
year 2015
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 3 930.00 USD
Developing countries, unspecified
year all
1 project
amount 24 607.46 USD
disbursement 147 644.79 USD
International Tax Conference
year 2017
1 project
amount 24 607.46 USD
disbursement 147 644.79 USD
Totals
year all
35 projects
amount 9 379 116.98 USD
disbursement 20 392 167.22 USD
Recipient
year Year
No. project
amount Commitment
disbursement Disbursement
Kenya
year 2015
2 projects
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 3 562 480.00 USD
SWE TAX AGENCY . KENYA REVENUE AUTH
year 2015
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 1 219 190.00 USD
KENYA REVENUE AUTHORITY DATA W
year 2015
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 2 343 290.00 USD
Albania
year 2015
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 75 240.00 USD
SKATTEVERKET PLANNING FISCAL CADASTRE ALBANIA
year 2015
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 75 240.00 USD
Bosnia and Herzegovina
year 2015
1 project
amount 213 540.00 USD
disbursement 35 590.00 USD
REFORM OF THE TAX SYSTEM IN BIH
year 2015
1 project
amount 213 540.00 USD
disbursement 35 590.00 USD
Cambodia
year 2015
1 project
amount 328 380.00 USD
disbursement 52 690.00 USD
INCEPTION TAX COOPERATION
year 2015
1 project
amount 328 380.00 USD
disbursement 52 690.00 USD
Guatemala
year 2015
1 project
amount 2 609 940.00 USD
disbursement 652 490.00 USD
SUPPORT TO THE TAX ORGANISATION ICEFI PHASE III
year 2015
1 project
amount 2 609 940.00 USD
disbursement 652 490.00 USD
Moldova
year 2015
2 projects
amount 3 590.00 USD
disbursement 1 150 010.00 USD
TAX SYSTEM REFORM . MOLDOVAN TAX SYSTEM REFORM PROJECT
year 2015
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 1 148 350.00 USD
TAIEX STUDY VISIT MOLDOVA SWEDISH TAX AGENCY
year 2015
1 project
amount 3 590.00 USD
disbursement 1 660.00 USD
Mozambique
year 2015
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 82 280.00 USD
TAX COMMON FUND 2013.2017 . RBM CONSULTANT TAX ATM
year 2015
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 82 280.00 USD
Turkey
year 2015
1 project
amount 11 790.00 USD
disbursement 7 760.00 USD
TAIEX STUDY VISIT TURKEY SWEDISH TAX AGENCY
year 2015
1 project
amount 11 790.00 USD
disbursement 7 760.00 USD
Kosovo
year 2015
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 1 456 300.00 USD
KOSOVO: LAND TAX 2014.2017
year 2015
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 1 456 300.00 USD
Bilateral, unspecified
year 2015
1 project
amount 581 310.00 USD
disbursement 581 310.00 USD
OECD TAX AND DEVELOPMENT . OECD
year 2015
1 project
amount 581 310.00 USD
disbursement 581 310.00 USD
North Macedonia
year 2015
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 3 930.00 USD
TAIEX SWEDISH TAX AGENCY MACEDONIA STUDYVISIT
year 2015
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 3 930.00 USD
Totals
year 2015
13 projects
amount 3 748 550.00 USD
disbursement 7 660 080.00 USD
Recipient
year Year
No. project
amount Commitment
disbursement Disbursement
Kenya
year 2016
2 projects
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 3 297 546.40 USD
Kenya Revenue Authority Data W
year 2016
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 2 444 884.90 USD
Swedish Tax Agency - Kenya Revenue Authority
year 2016
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 852 661.50 USD
Bosnia and Herzegovina
year 2016
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 170 677.30 USD
Reform of the Tax system in BiH
year 2016
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 170 677.30 USD
Cambodia
year 2016
2 projects
amount 753 812.89 USD
disbursement 249 848.50 USD
EU/PAT 16-19: Tax Cooperation - Sida's contribution: Tax Cooperation
year 2016
1 project
amount 753 812.89 USD
disbursement 45 615.60 USD
Inception Tax Cooperation
year 2016
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 204 232.90 USD
Moldova
year 2016
2 projects
amount 11 903.86 USD
disbursement 950 339.70 USD
Impact assessment of the tax reform in Moldova
year 2016
1 project
amount 11 903.86 USD
disbursement 11 903.90 USD
Tax System Reform - Moldovan Tax System Reform Project
year 2016
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 938 435.80 USD
Mozambique
year 2016
2 projects
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 736 645.50 USD
Tax Common Fund 2013-2017 - Tax Common Fund
year 2016
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 701 221.30 USD
Tax Agency preparation SKV - Tax Agency preparation for cooperation
year 2016
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 35 424.20 USD
Kosovo
year 2016
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 1 556 047.40 USD
Property Tax System (ProTax 2) - ProTax 2 (2014-2017)
year 2016
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 1 556 047.40 USD
Totals
year 2016
10 projects
amount 765 716.75 USD
disbursement 6 961 104.80 USD
Recipient
year Year
No. project
amount Commitment
disbursement Disbursement
Kenya
year 2017
2 projects
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 726 855.01 USD
Swe Tax Agency - Kenya Revenue Auth
year 2017
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 701 577.98 USD
Annual External Audit of DWBI
year 2017
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 25 277.03 USD
Bosnia and Herzegovina
year 2017
1 project
amount 3 100 503.10 USD
disbursement 656 747.28 USD
TAX SYSTEM REFORM IN BIH
year 2017
1 project
amount 3 100 503.10 USD
disbursement 656 747.28 USD
Cambodia
year 2017
2 projects
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 118 040.95 USD
Inception Tax Cooperation
year 2017
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 4 487.66 USD
EU/PAT 16-19: Tax Cooperation
year 2017
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 113 553.29 USD
Moldova
year 2017
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 124 055.81 USD
Tax System Reform - Moldovan Tax System Reform Project
year 2017
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 124 055.81 USD
Mozambique
year 2017
2 projects
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 1 149 035.57 USD
Tax Common Fund 2013-2017
year 2017
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 620 802.62 USD
Tax Agency twinning SKV - Tax Agency twinning Skatteverket
year 2017
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 528 232.95 USD
Kosovo
year 2017
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 1 108 863.34 USD
Propety Tax System (ProTax 2)
year 2017
1 project
amount 0.00 USD
disbursement 1 108 863.34 USD
Bilateral, unspecified
year 2017
2 projects
amount 1 739 739.67 USD
disbursement 1 739 739.67 USD
OECD TAX AND DEVBELOPMENT, BEPS 2017-2020 - OECD TAX AND DEVELOPMENT, BEPS 2017-2020
year 2017
1 project
amount 1 170 001.17 USD
disbursement 1 170 001.17 USD
FAIR FINANCIAL FLOWS 2017-2019
year 2017
1 project
amount 569 738.50 USD
disbursement 569 738.50 USD
Developing countries, unspecified
year 2017
1 project
amount 24 607.46 USD
disbursement 147 644.79 USD
International Tax Conference
year 2017
1 project
amount 24 607.46 USD
disbursement 147 644.79 USD
Totals
year 2017
12 projects
amount 4 864 850.23 USD
disbursement 5 770 982.42 USD