Working against the tide for children’s and women’s rights

"In a time of disinformation, informed knowledge is essential." Åsa Regnér, Secretary General of Save the Children, is a new member of the Expert Group for Aid Studies as of 1 April. She works daily to improve the rights of children and women in the world and has experience from both the government and the UN. Read more about Åsa and how she views her role in EBA.
Published 21 May 2024 – Read more

Political Voice in Times of Democratic Backsliding

On 16 May, EBA organised a seminar where Adea Gafuri, Elizaveta Kopacheva, and Valeriya Mechkova presented and discussed their theses in the field of political representation and ways to counter democratic decline.
Published 17 May 2024 – Read more

Development cooperation in middle income countries?

A majority of the world’s poor live in middle income countries. What is, and should be, the role for development cooperation in this country category? On the 27th of May, the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE), the World Bank, The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and the Expert group for Aid Studies (EBA) will host a public knowledge event entitled "Global Development and the Middle-Income Trap".
Published 13 May 2024 – Read more

Report on the acceptance of green transition in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda

Very little is known about the acceptance of green transition in low- and middle-income countries. This study provides new insights into public support for carbon taxes and the removal of fossil fuel subsidies in three East African countries, where widespread poverty and corruption contribute to low trust in political institutions.
Published 8 May 2024 – Read more
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Climate and Environment


Public Opinion on Carbon Pricing and Revenue Uses in East Africa

Anna Nordén, Daniel Slunge, Niklas Harring

Climate investments and environmental reforms run a high risk of failure if acceptance is low. As African countries develop their climate action plans under the Paris Agreement, it is therefore important that governments, donors and other...

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Organisation and Management of Aid


Supporting Local Actors: Evaluation of Sweden’s Application of the Grand Bargain Localisation...

Charlotte Lattimer, Cheery Zahau, Dmytro Kondratenko, Gang Karume, Kateryna Korenkova, Sophia Swithern, Teddy Atim

Local and national actors are the first responders in humanitarian crises. They provide ongoing support, and they stay on when the international organisations leave. Yet they have been structurally marginalised by the international...


Health and Social Protection


The Swedish Aid Response to the HIV Epidemic: An Overview

Hannah Kabelka, Josefine Olsson, Liana Petrosova, Noor Tromp, Pam Baatsen, Renée Robbers, Thyra de Jongh

The first cases of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) appeared in the late 1970s and the disease rapidly developed into an international epidemic in the 1980s. Some countries in Africa have been particularly hard hit, with a large...

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