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 to 2016. Prior to that, Ms. Jämtin was the Vice-Chair of the Stockholm City Council and leader of the Social Democratic Group from 2006 to 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 that 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 to 2003.
Ms. Jämtin studied public administration at Stockholm University.