Minister for International Development Cooperation (Sweden)

Summary

Minister for International Development Cooperation of Sweden
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Incumbent
Matilda Ernkrans

since 30 November 2021
Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Member ofThe Government
AppointerThe Prime Minister
Term lengthNo fixed term
Serves as long as the Prime Minister sees fit
Formation4 June 1958
First holderUlla Lindström
Salary1,452,000 SEK (annually)
Websitewww.sweden.gov.se

The Minister for International Development Cooperation is the cabinet minister in the Swedish Government responsible for foreign aid and global development. The cabinet minister is, like the rest of the Swedish Government, nominated and appointed by the Prime Minister of Sweden who in turn is appointed by the Swedish Riksdag. The cabinet minister belongs to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

The position was established in 1954 and the first officeholder was Ulla Lindström. Lindström is also the person who has served in this capacity during the longest time, 12 years. The current cabinet minister to hold the office is Matilda Ernkrans, appointed on 30 November 2021.

List of Ministers

No. Portrait Minister Took office Left office Time in office Party Prime Minister
1
Ulla Lindström
Lindström, UllaUlla Lindström
(1909–1999)
4 June 195431 December 196612 years, 210 daysSocial DemocratErlander, TageTage Erlander (S/SAP)
2
Gertrud Sigurdsen
Sigurdsen, GertrudGertrud Sigurdsen
(1923–2015)
3 November 19738 October 19762 years, 340 daysSocial DemocratPalme, OlofOlof Palme (S/SAP)
3
Ola Ullsten
Ullsten, OlaOla Ullsten
(1931–2018)
8 October 197618 October 19782 years, 10 daysLiberalFälldin, ThorbjörnThorbjörn Fälldin (C)
4
Lena Hjelm-Wallén
Hjelm-Wallén, LenaLena Hjelm-Wallén
(born 1943)
17 October 19854 October 19915 years, 352 daysSocial DemocratPalme, OlofOlof Palme (S/SAP)
(1985 – 1986)
Ingvar Carlsson (S/SAP)
(1986 – 1991)
5
Alf Svensson
Svensson, AlfAlf Svensson
(born 1938)
4 October 19917 October 19943 years, 3 daysChristian DemocratBildt, CarlCarl Bildt (M)
6
Pierre Schori
Schori, PierrePierre Schori
(born 1938)
7 October 199411 June 19994 years, 247 daysSocial DemocratCarlsson, IngvarIngvar Carlsson (S/SAP)
(1994 – 1966)
Göran Persson (S/SAP)
(1996 – 1999)
7
Maj-Inger Klingvall
Klingvall, Maj-IngerMaj-Inger Klingvall
(born 1946)
14 September 199916 November 20012 years, 63 daysSocial DemocratPersson, GöranGöran Persson (S/SAP)
8
Jan O. Karlsson
Karlsson, Jan O.Jan O. Karlsson
(1939–2016)
7 January 20029 October 20031 year, 275 daysSocial DemocratPersson, GöranGöran Persson (S/SAP)
9
Carin Jämtin
Jämtin, CarinCarin Jämtin
(born 1964)
10 October 20036 October 20062 years, 361 daysSocial DemocratPersson, GöranGöran Persson (S/SAP)
10
Gunilla Carlsson
Carlsson, GunillaGunilla Carlsson
(born 1963)
6 October 200617 September 20136 years, 346 daysModerateReinfeldt, FredrikFredrik Reinfeldt (M)
11
Hillevi Engström
Engström, HilleviHillevi Engström
(born 1963)
17 September 20133 October 20141 year, 16 daysModerateReinfeldt, FredrikFredrik Reinfeldt (M)
12
Isabella Lövin
Lövin, IsabellaIsabella Lövin
(born 1963)
3 October 201421 January 20194 years, 110 daysGreenLöfven, StefanStefan Löfven (S/SAP)
13
Peter Eriksson
Eriksson, PeterPeter Eriksson
(born 1958)
21 January 201917 December 20201 year, 331 daysGreenLöfven, StefanStefan Löfven (S/SAP)
Isabella Lövin (acting)
Lövin, IsabellaIsabella Lövin (acting)
(born 1963)
17 December 20205 February 202150 daysGreenLöfven, StefanStefan Löfven (S/SAP)
14
Per Olsson Fridh
Olsson Fridh, PerPer Olsson Fridh
(born 1981)
5 February 202130 November 2021298 daysGreenLöfven, StefanStefan Löfven (S/SAP)
15
Matilda Ernkrans
Ernkrans, MatildaMatilda Ernkrans
(born 1973)
30 November 2021Incumbent47 daysSocial DemocratAndersson, MagdalenaMagdalena Andersson (S/SAP)