The Nordic Africa Institute

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Sida

History

Sida is the Swedish Government aid agency since 1 July, 1995. Its predecessor SIDA (Swedish International Development Authority) existed between 1 July, 1965 and 30 June, 1995.

SIDA established its own field offices within the Swedish embassies in countries with which Sweden had extensive development cooperation. The offices were called Development Cooperation Offices, DCOs. When SIDA became Sida these separate offices were integrated into the embassies and their archives for the period 1965-1995 were sent to SIDA in Stockholm. These archives are now being organized, weeded out and registered before they will be sent to the Swedish National Archives for permanent keeping.

The DCOs in the “Front Line States” of Southern Africa also handled the Swedish support to the liberation movements of Southern Africa while they operated in exile. The registers of Angola’s and Botswana’s DCO files on Swedish cooperation with the liberation movements have been translated into English and made available for research through the Nordic Africa Institute in Uppsala, Sweden. Registers of the archives of the remaining DCOs in the “Front Line States” will be published in the same way as soon as they have been finalized.

Contents

[Series] NAMIBIA, Archives of Sida's Development Cooperation Office in Windhoek: files on cooperation with ANC and SWAPO
[Volume] Vol. 3
[Volume] Vol. 2
[Volume] Vol. 1
[Volume] Vol. 4

[Series] ANGOLA, Archives of SIDA's Development Cooperation Office in Luanda: files on cooperation with African National Congress, ANC
[Volume] ANC/SWAPO: General
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between ANC and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between ANC and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between ANC and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between ANC and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between ANC and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between ANC and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between ANC and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between ANC and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between ANC and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between ANC and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between ANC and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between ANC and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between ANC and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between ANC and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between ANC and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between ANC and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] ANC: Agreed Minutes etc
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between ANC and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between ANC and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] ANC: General
[Volume] ANC: General
[Volume] ANC: General
[Volume] ANC: General
[Volume] ANC: purchasing documents, summaries
[Volume] ANC : purchasing documents
[Volume] ANC: purchasing documents, correspondence, work status, data lists
[Volume] ANC:
[Volume] ANC: purchasing documents, summaries
[Volume] ANC : purchasing documents
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between ANC and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between ANC and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between ANC and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between ANC and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between ANC and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between ANC and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between ANC and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] ANC: Agriculture Project Lillie's Farm

[Series] ANGOLA, Archives of SIDA's Development Cooperation Office in Luanda: files on cooperation with South West Africa People's Organisation, SWAPO
[Volume] Vehicle Workshop at Viana
[Volume] Swedish assistance via other donors:
[Volume] Swedish assistance via other donors:
[Volume] Copies of outgoing letters from DCO concerning cooperation with SWAPO
[Volume] Copies of outgoing letters from DCO concerning cooperation with SWAPO
[Volume] Documentation on purchasing; correspondence and education
[Volume] Kwanza Sul:
[Volume] Documentation on purchasing
[Volume] Kwanza Sul: system for distribution of water
[Volume] Kwanza Sul: construction drawings
[Volume] Documents mainly on water supply in Kwanza Sul camp;
[Volume] Documentation on purchasing
[Volume] Swedish assistance via other donors:
[Volume] Courses in Materials Administration
[Volume] Courses in Material Management
[Volume] Vehicle Workshop at Viana
[Volume] Viana & Nyango:
[Volume] Viana & Nyango:
[Volume] Agriculture project,
[Volume] Essential Drugs Programme:
[Volume] Health project
[Volume] Kwanza Sul:
[Volume] Kwanza Sul:
[Volume] Kwanza Sul:
[Volume] Various newspaper cuttings 1981-1990;
[Volume] Centre for African Studies/Namibia Project (University of Bremen):
[Volume] Documentation on purchasing
[Volume] Documentation on purchasing;
[Volume] Documentation on purchasing
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between SWAPO and Sweden/SIDA; the last document mentioned here is the first bilateral agreement between Namibia and Sweden
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between SWAPO and Sweden/SIDA; the last document mentioned here is the first bilateral agreement between Namibia and Sweden
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between SWAPO and Sweden/SIDA; the last document mentioned here is the first bilateral agreement between Namibia and Sweden
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between SWAPO and Sweden/SIDA; the last document mentioned here is the first bilateral agreement between Namibia and Sweden
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between SWAPO and Sweden/SIDA; the last document mentioned here is the first bilateral agreement between Namibia and Sweden
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between SWAPO and Sweden/SIDA; the last document mentioned here is the first bilateral agreement between Namibia and Sweden
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between SWAPO and Sweden/SIDA; the last document mentioned here is the first bilateral agreement between Namibia and Sweden
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between SWAPO and Sweden/SIDA; the last document mentioned here is the first bilateral agreement between Namibia and Sweden
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between SWAPO and Sweden/SIDA; the last document mentioned here is the first bilateral agreement between Namibia and Sweden
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between SWAPO and Sweden/SIDA; the last document mentioned here is the first bilateral agreement between Namibia and Sweden
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between SWAPO and Sweden/SIDA; the last document mentioned here is the first bilateral agreement between Namibia and Sweden
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between SWAPO and Sweden/SIDA; the last document mentioned here is the first bilateral agreement between Namibia and Sweden
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between SWAPO and Sweden/SIDA; the last document mentioned here is the first bilateral agreement between Namibia and Sweden
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between SWAPO and Sweden/SIDA; the last document mentioned here is the first bilateral agreement between Namibia and Sweden
[Volume] SWAPO internal administrative documents
[Volume] Documentation of purchasing
[Volume] Summary of disbursements; data l ists
[Volume] Vehicle Workshop at Viana, reports incl. Plan of Operations 1987-04-01;
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between SWAPO and Sweden/SIDA; the last document mentioned here is the first bilateral agreement between Namibia and Sweden
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between SWAPO and Sweden/SIDA; the last document mentioned here is the first bilateral agreement between Namibia and Sweden
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between SWAPO and Sweden/SIDA; the last document mentioned here is the first bilateral agreement between Namibia and Sweden
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between SWAPO and Sweden/SIDA; the last document mentioned here is the first bilateral agreement between Namibia and Sweden
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between SWAPO and Sweden/SIDA; the last document mentioned here is the first bilateral agreement between Namibia and Sweden
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between SWAPO and Sweden/SIDA; the last document mentioned here is the first bilateral agreement between Namibia and Sweden
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between SWAPO and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between SWAPO and Sweden/SIDA; the last document mentioned here is the first bilateral agreement between Namibia and Sweden
[Volume] Training of Automechanics at Cuacra and in Kramfors
[Volume] SWAPO/ANC: General
[Volume] General
[Volume] General
[Volume] General
[Volume] General
[Volume] General
[Volume] “Curriculum for Loudima Secondary School” March 1984
[Volume] General
[Volume] Kwanza Sul
[Volume] Kwanza Sul:
[Volume] General
[Volume] General
[Volume] Civilian Settlement at Kwanza Sul
[Volume] General
[Volume] General
[Volume] Emergency aid to SWAPO for displaced persons
[Volume] 1 12.1 SWAPO General
[Volume] General
[Volume] General
[Volume] General
[Volume] General
[Volume] General
[Volume] Civilian Settlement at Kwanza Sul
[Volume] General
[Volume] General
[Volume] Education Programme
[Volume] General
[Volume] General
[Volume] General
[Volume] Vehicle Workshop at Viana
[Volume] Vehicle Workshop at Viana;
[Volume] Vehicle Workshop at Viana;
[Volume] Vehicle Workshop at Viana,
[Volume] Vehicle Workshop at Viana,
[Volume] Vehicle Workshop at Viana,
[Volume] Vehicle Workshop at Viana
[Volume] Vehicle Workshop at Viana
[Volume] Vehicle Workshop at Viana
[Volume] Vehicle Workshop at Viana
[Volume] Vehicle Workshop at Viana
[Volume] Education & Training Activities
[Volume] Education & Training Activities
[Volume] Education & Training Activities
[Volume] Kwanza Sul
[Volume] General
[Volume] General
[Volume] General
[Volume] General
[Volume] General
[Volume] General
[Volume] Documentation on purchasing; disbursements
[Volume] General
[Volume] General
[Volume] Education & Training Activities
[Volume] Vehicle Workshop at Viana

[Series] BOTSWANA, Archives of SIDA’s Development Cooperation Office in Gaborone: Files on cooperation with liberation movements in Southern Africa
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on Cooperation between ZAPU and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between SWAPO and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between SWAPO and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between SWAPO and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between SWAPO and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between SWAPO and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between SWAPO and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between SWAPO and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between ANC and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between ANC and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between ANC and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between ANC and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between ANC and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between ANC and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between ANC and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between ANC and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between ANC and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between SWAPO and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between SWAPO and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on Cooperation between ZAPU and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between ZANU and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between ZANU and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between SWAPO and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between SWAPO and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between SWAPO and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between SWAPO and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between SWAPO and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between SWAPO and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between SWAPO and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between SWAPO and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between SWAPO and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between SWAPO and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between SWAPO and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between SWAPO and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between SWAPO and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between ANC and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between ANC and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between ANC and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] SWAPO’s requests to SIDA for assistance; correspondence and reports;
[Volume] SWAPO’s requests to SIDA for assistance;
[Volume] 1 12.1 SWAPO
[Volume] 1 12.1 SACTU
[Volume] ANC Lesotho:
[Volume] ANC:
[Volume] ANC: Correspondence and reports
[Volume] ANC’s annual requests to SIDA for fiscal years 1988/89-1989/90; meeting on PASA 1987-12-10;
[Volume] ANC: Correspondence;
[Volume] ANC’s annual requests to SIDA 1986;
[Volume] ANC: Correspondence and reports
[Volume] ANC’s annual requests to SIDA 1983-1985;
[Volume] ANC:
[Volume] ANC’s requests to SIDA for assistance 1979-04-05 and 1980-03-06;
[Volume] 1 12.1 ANC’s request to SIDA for assistance fiscal year 1976/77;
[Volume] General:
[Volume] SWAPO’s request to SIDA for assistance fiscal year 1984/85;
[Volume] SWAPO: Correspondence and reports
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between ANC and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between ANC and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between ANC and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between ANC and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between ANC and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between ANC and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between ANC and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between ANC and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between ANC and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between ANC and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between ANC and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between ANC and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] Agreed Minutes of Discussions on the Cooperation between ANC and Sweden/SIDA
[Volume] 1 12.1 ZAPU’s request to SIDA for assistance 1979;
[Volume] SWAPO’s requests and correspondence;
[Volume] SWAPO’s requests to SIDA for assistance;
[Volume] 1 BOT 12:1 General

[Series] ANGOLA, Archives of SIDA's Development Cooperation Office in Maseru: files on cooperation with African National Congress, ANC
[Volume] 1 LES 12.1 Requests, studies, projects; receipt books
[Volume] Requests, studies projects,; cash book and cheque book

Access

It should be mentioned that some 70-80% of the documents are in the Swedish language; the rest mainly in English, but also in Portugese. It may therefore be advisable for non-Swedish speaking researchers to establish contact and cooperation with Swedish researchers or relevant Swedish institutions in order to facilitate translation.

Repository

Researchers interested in studying the files on Swedish cooperation and support to the liberation movements in Southern Africa are advised to contact:

Central Archives and Records Management Unit
Sida
SE-105 25 Stockholm
SWEDEN
Telephone: +46-8-698 5000
E-mail: sida@sida.se  or directly to boel.house@sida.se
where the DCO (Development Cooperation Office) archives will be kept at least for the next two years, i.e. till the end of 2006.

Thereafter they will be available at:

National Archives of Sweden
Arninge Depot
SE-187 66 Täby (Stockholm)
SWEDEN
Telephone: +46-8-630 15 00
E-mail: riksarkivet@riksarkivet.ra.se

Address

Central Archives and Records Managament Unit
Sida
SE-105 25 Stockholm
SWEDEN

Visiting address: Sveavägen 20, Stockholm
Telephone: 08-698 50 00
Fax: 08-20 88 64
E-mail: sida@sida.se
http://www.sida.seexternal link
http://www.sida.se/Sida/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=107external link

Extent:

Unknown.

Country:

Sweden

Period:

1973-1994

Keywords:

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency Sida Government Organisation Sweden Angola Mozambique Namibia South Africa Zimbabwe Southern Africa Front Line States Development Cooperation Office DCOs Bilateral development aid History Apartheid Racism Anti-apartheid movements Liberation organizations Anti-racism movements