Carin Jämtin has been the Director-General of the Swedish International Development Agency since May 2017. She has served as a public servant both at the national and local levels. At the national level, Ms. Jämtin served as the Secretary General of the Social Democratic Party from 2011-2016. Prior to that, Ms. Jämtin was the Vice Chair of the Stockholm City Council and leader of the Social Democratic Group from 2006-2011.
In 2003, Ms. Jämtin was appointed Minister of International Development Cooperation by Prime Minister Göran Persson. During her first year as Minister of International Development Cooperation, the Swedish Parliament unanimously decided on a new long-term development policy which aimed to contribute to equitable and sustainable global development. Ms. Jämtin also headed the International Development Cooperation Department at the Olof Palme International Centre from 1999-2003.
Ms. Jämtin studied public administration at Stockholm University.