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New Working Paper: “Relevant? Almost Always: Relevance in Development Cooperation”

In this Working Paper, Joel Samoff explores the use of the relevance criterion in evaluations of Swedish development cooperation. He critically investigates a number of recently conducted evaluations and a selection of other documents. Based on this investigation, he presents a number of suggestions for how the relevance criterion can be improved.
Published 1 June 2021 – Read more
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New Working Paper: “Mapping of Swedish Aid Addressing Menstruation”

Today on International Menstrual Hygiene Day (28 May), EBA is publishing the new Working Paper "Mapping of Swedish Aid Addressing Menstruation." In this paper, author Elin Berglöv examines to what extent menstruation is made visible and prioritised within Swedish development cooperation. She also maps existing contributions and interventions in the area.
Published 28 May 2021 – Read more
Rapport

New EBA report: “Data Science Methods in Development Evaluation: Exploring the Potential”

This study examines the potential of using data science and Natural Language Processing (NLP) in development evaluation. It looks at how such methods can be used produce reliable assessments of what past evaluations have concluded about aid projects and programmes (relating to OECD/DAC’s evaluation criteria relevance). It also discusses the strengths and weaknesses of these methods compared to approaches relying on manual techniques.
Published 27 May 2021 – Read more
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New Working Paper: “Like-Minded in Principle or in Practice? Priorities and Allocations in EU Member States’ Foreign Aid”

EBA has published a new Working Paper titled "Like-Minded in Principle or in Practice? Priorities and Allocations in EU Member States’ Foreign Aid." The paper presents a mapping of the development policies of the EU and all its member states and relates member states’ profiles to Sweden to identify “like-minded” states in development cooperation.
Published 25 May 2021 – Read more
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2021:01

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Data Science Methods in Development Evaluation: Exploring the Potential

Gustav Engström, Jonas Norén

This report examines the potential of using data science and Natural Language Processing (NLP) in development evaluation. It looks at how such methods can be used produce reliable assessments of what past evaluations have concluded about...

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Democracy and Human Rights

Evaluation

Effects of Swedish and International Democracy Aid

Ana Horigoshi, Kunal Sen, Melissa Samarin, Miguel Niño-Zarazúa, Rachel M. Gisselquist

https://www.youtube.com/embed/FHUALezAp8k Democracy aid is a key component of Swedish international development cooperation. The EBA report Effects of Swedish and international democracy aid explores the effects of aid on countries...

2020:06

Democracy and Human Rights, Equality

Analysis

Sextortion: Corruption And Gender-Based Violence

Åsa Eldén, Dolores Calvo, Elin Bjarnegård, Silje Lundgren, Sofia Jonsson

https://www.youtube.com/embed/GU79ssaf-aM The abuse of power and position in exchange for sexual favours – sextortion – is both a form of corruption and of gender-based violence (GBV), which makes it difficult to address. How should...

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