Service Areas Actors Co-Operation
A new type of cooperation between Sweden and low and middle income countries has recently been introduced by the Swedish government – Actors Cooperation. This type of cooperation can be characterised as a tool for bridging the transition from traditional development cooperation to one building on mutual interest and responsibility both in terms of administration and financing. This require considerable dialogues between partners as well as channels and networks for bringing together potential partners/actors.
SPM Consultants has already started to work on Actors Cooperation in Vietnam in areas that comprise agriculture, forestry, fisheries, natural disaster mitigation and rural development. Initial steps have also been taken in the media sector. Through its work SPM is well placed in promoting and facilitating Actors Cooperation both in terms of identifying suitable partners/actors as well as concerning the methods and systems regarding this new mode of cooperation. Thus, SPM can assume responsibility in two main areas:
1. Act as a broker between Swedish actors and actors in the low and middle income countries.
2. Explain and build capacity on Actors Cooperation regarding actors in the low and middle income countries but also in Sweden when required.
Contact person: Jan Rudengren