Is strategic secondments an effective tool?

This report highlights how Sweden works with one of the many tools available to cooperate with and influence multilateral organizations, namely secondments. The evaluation mainly focuses on the secondment of senior personnel to the UN and the EU, secondments that aim to increase the impact of Swedish development policy priorities.

The overall conclusion of the evaluation is that senior secondments can be an effective instrument in Swedish advocacy work, but only under the right conditions and circumstances. The authors show that solid preparatory work is required for secondments to achieve their strategic potential, and that there are opportunities for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Sida to improve this work.