100 candidates compete for Sida top job

Three former ministers, two former state secretaries, two ambassadors and a dozen business leaders are among the 55 people who have applied for the job of Director General of Sida.

The advertisement for the position marks the first ever merit-based recruitment process for head of the Swedish aid agency. But while the centre-right government breaks new ground with this transparent recruitment process, DT has learned that a parallel non-open search conducted by a recruitment firm has produced another 50 names.

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