Development Aid and Policy Research

We aim to enhance the impact of development aid for health through improving decision-making tools for policy-makers and health practitioners working in low and middle-income settings and examine the economic, political and ethnohistorical context of development aid for health, focussing on:

  • Accountability, evaluation and evidence-based decision-making in development aid for health
  • Politics and diplomacy in development aid
  • Public engagement with development aid for health
  • Role of development aid in supporting health systems strengthening
  • Innovative financing in development aid for health

On-going and recent research projects

Knowledge and public perceptions of development aid in Sweden

Contact: Helena Nordenstedt


A Swedish model of global health and development? The history of Sweden’s engagement with the World Health Organization

Contact: Rachel Irwin