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Swedish aid organization Sida. Photo: Sveriges Radio.

Re-evaluating party aid to other countries

Political parties in Sweden share 80 million kronor to give as aid to sister parties in other countries but starting next year the way that money is used will change.

The aid organization Sida investigated the way the aid is allocated and now suggests using a more qualitative approach to decide where the money goes.

The support now goes to around 70 different foreign parties and is administered by the different parties' agencies for assistance, like the Olof Palme Center and Jarl Hjalmarsson Foundation.

The government is re-working a new strategy for the distribution of the money and the new rules will take effect January 2016.

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