Upcoming seminars

18 Dec

OWNERSHIP IN A NEW ERA OF DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION

What happens to ownership when development cooperation increasingly moves from bilateral relations to broader cooperation with a multitude of actors involved? Follow the...

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Past seminars

15 Nov

EBA at the Swedish Forum for Human Rights, 15-17 November

Welcome to EBA’s stand during the Swedish Forum for Human Rights, 15-17 November, at Stockholmsmässan in Älvsjö. We are on site with lots of exciting reports to share with...

15 Oct

What can Swedish development cooperation learn from the Budget Support era?

Registration from 12.30. Coffee is served after the seminar.   General Budget Support (GBS) is a form of programme aid, not linked to specific projects. The...

24 Sep

Sthlm Evaluation Week

When:  24-28 september, 2018 Where: Sida's head office, Valhallavägen in Stockholm #SthlmEvalWeek The Expert Group for Aid Studies (EBA) and Sida invite you...

24 Sep

Swedish aid in shrinking democratic spaces

Date: Monday, 24 September 2018 Time: 15:00-16:30 (Registration from 14.00) We discuss development cooperation in shrinking democratic spaces. What are the possibilities and...

23 Aug

DevRes 2018, EBA panel: Rethinking evaluation of development cooperation in a new era

A changing world necessitates dynamically changing systems for aid and international development cooperation. Factors such as the emergence of new economies, migration processes,...

12 Jun

Overcoming Barriers to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Three recent PhD:s present their dissertations on SRHR and development Gender equality and women's wellbeing are key for achieving sustainable development. Ensuring global...

15 Jun

MIND THE GAP! How can humanitarian and development aid work together? The case of Syria

How can humanitarian and development aid work together? The case of Syria. Friday, June 15, 09.00-11.15 (coffee and registration from 08.30) Hörsalen, Medelhavsmuséet,...

28 May

THE (FLUCTUATING) VALUE OF AID

Volatility in currency exchange rates decreases the predictability of international aid. In a new report from the Expert Group for Aid Studies (EBA), Númi Östlund takes the...

9 May

Swedfund, DFIs and development impact

May 9, 12:00-13:20, Pressrummet, Utrikesdepartementet, Fredsgatan 6, Stockholm (registration and lunch from 11:30) Sustainable economic growth through sustainable...

13 Feb

The politics of the results agenda: What can we learn from development cooperation history in Sweden and the UK?

February 13, 13:00-15.00, Hörsalen Myntkabinettet, Slottsbacken, Stockholm (registration from 12:30) The results agenda has been (and arguably still is) influential on how...

12 Dec

Development progress from the bottom up? Improving knowledge of Swedish aid with geo coded data

December 12, 11:00-12.50, Hörsalen, Sida, Stockholm This Lunch seminar will highlight and discuss opportunities and limitations in geocoded aid data as a resource for...

30 Nov

Financing the UN Funds and Programmes: is Sweden being taken for a ride?

November 30, 15:00-16:30, Flygelsalen Myntkabinettet, Slottsbacken, Stockholm Donors’ core funding to multilateral organisations goes straight into the overall budget and...

19 Oct

Three methods for rigorous impact evaluation: strengths and weaknesses with RCT, GIE and QCA

Deltagande kräver anmälan till SVUF-konferensen: www.svuf.nu The purpose of the session is to introduce and discuss three methods for impact evaluation with focus on...

14 Dec

Leaving no one behind in practice: Development Research for or by the south?

Welcome to two EBA-panels at the EADI General Conference in Bergen, Norway, 21 August 2017 Academic panel, 11:30-13:00 This academic panel is the first part of two panels at...

27 Apr

Local peacebuilding – challenges and opportunities

Peacebuilding is at a crossroads. While it is one of the most important instruments for addressing crisis and fragility, it is also persistently criticised. Chiefly the critique...

4 May

Two sides of the same coin? Are learning and accountability compatible in aid evaluation?

May 4, 14:00-16:00, Medelhavsmuséet, Fredsgatan 2, Stockholm (registration from 13:30) Is it possible to undertake evaluations that provide deep insights for learning while at...

29 May

Swedish Research Aid

When: Monday, May 29 Time: 8.30 – 12.00 (registration and coffee from 8.00) Venue: Rosenbads konferenscenter, Drottninggatan 5 Stockholm Building capacity in societies...

8 Mar

Animal health matters

Invitation to an EBA “light lunch” seminar March 8, 11:00-13:00, Sida’s hörsal, Valhallavägen 199 (registration from 10:30) Increasing livestock populations in rural...

10 Feb

Marginalized and poor – does targeted anti-discrimination measures work?

The UN has declared that eradication of poverty in all its forms and dimensions is the greatest global challenge ahead and pledges that no one will be left behind on the journey...

2 Feb

Migration and Foreign Aid

February 2, 09:30-11:45, Rosenbad Coffee and registration from 09:00 Increasingly high numbers of refugees and migrants have come to Europe over the past five years seeking...

19 Dec

Drivers of development – what do we know? and what to do?

December 19, 15:00-16:30, Medelhavsmuseet Coffee and registration from 14:30 Sweden has an ambitious approach in promoting global development through the Policy for Global...

18 Oct

Sweden’s support for development in Africa

Sweden’s support for development in Africa October 18, at 09.00 – 16.25, Spårvagnshallarna (Birger Jarlsgatan 57 A) Coffee and registration begins at 08.30 Sweden has a...

31 Aug

Beyond the “results agenda” in international development cooperation?

August 31, at 08:30 – 10:15, Medelhavsmuseet Coffee and registration from 08:00 Demonstrating results has been a concern in international development cooperation ever since it...

27 Jun

Impact Evaluation using Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA), June 27

Within all policy areas; what to evaluate, when to evaluate, and how to evaluate are questions of central importance. Proper evaluation demands appropriate evaluation methods, and...

10 Jun

Gender in Humanitarian aid and women in African natural Resources Booms

Welcome to the EBA DDB-seminar! June 10, 12.00-14.00 (lunch from 11.30) In our series Development Dissertation Briefs (DDB), fledgling PhDs are given the opportunity to...

11 May

Aid to education – what works in a complex world ?

When: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 Time: 10.30-16.00 (register from 10.00) Venue: Sida, Valhallavägen 199, Stockholm, Hörsalen Knowledge is a major driver of development in this...

21 Mar

Double dividends of climate aid – an effective way forward?

Monday 21 March, 2016 at 09:00 – 12:00 Registration from 08:30, Venue: Drottninggatan 5 More and more aid is used for climate related interventions in developing countries. In...

21 Mar

Call for papers, Development Research Conference, Stockholm, August

EBA is arranging a panel at this years Development Research Conference to be held at Stockholm University on August 22-24. The EBA panel is named "Aid in local contexts" (panel no...

27 Jan

Business and Human Rights in development cooperation – is Sweden on the right track?

January 27, Venue: “Pressrummet”, Fredsgatan 6 15:00 – 16:45, coffee and registration from 14:30 In recent years there has been an increased emphasis on business...

20 Jan

DDB-seminar: Drivers for development: advocacy, diversification, donations and endowments

January 2016, kl. 15:00–17:00 (coffee and tea from 14:30) Pressrummet, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Fredsgatan 6, Stockholm In the Expert Group for Aid Studies’ (EBA)...

15 Dec

Time to reconsider the development agenda and to focus on the enemy number one?

December 15, at 14:30 – 16:30, coffee and registration from 14:00 Venue: “Rosenbads konferenscenter”, Drottninggatan 5 World leaders have agreed that it´s key to...

19 Nov

Collaboration with the Private Sector in Sweden’s Development Cooperation

The necessity of private sector development for economic development is not disputed. However, its sufficiency, as well as the role of aid in that process is more controversial....

8 Oct

DDB-seminar: Conflict, sexual violence and statebuilding in Sweden´s development cooperation

Development Dissertation Briefs As one of Sweden’s six aid policy sub-goals, safeguarding human security and freedom from violence is an important part of Sweden’s...

1 Oct

How can Sweden contribute to institutional reform in partner countries?

The importance of well-functioning institutions – formal and informal ’rules of the game’ – for development is widely acknowledged nowadays. Much has also been written on...

22 Apr

New conditions and new actors – time to rethink civil society support?

Democratic development is a core element in Swedish development cooperation. What are the implications of current global changes for donors supporting democratic development...

23 Mar

What Role for the African Development Bank in a New Africa?

The African Development Bank (AfDB) is an important actor in Swedish aid. Like other development banks it subsidizes loans to low income countries (LIC) with a combination of aid...

11 Feb

International party assistance – does it matter?

Democratic development has been a thematic priority for many years in Swedish development cooperation. Democracy support includes a wide range of support mechanisms, including...

7 Nov

How Can Swedish Development Aid Contribute to a Grand Convergence in Global Health by 2035?

Leading international researchers recently concluded that major improvements in global health are within reach. By 2035 mortality and ill-health in low income countries may be...

1 Sep

Swedish aid – for the poor?

Seminar on the poverty profile of Swedish aid. One of the main objectives of Swedish aid is poverty reduction. But how targeted is Swedish aid on poor countries, and on poor...

16 May

Finding the effects of Swedish aid: How to do it?

In recent years, the Swedish government has increasingly pushed for results in Swedish development cooperation, arguing that more needs to be known about what works in development...

16 Dec

How Effective Are Multilateral Aid Organizations?

More than a third of global aid is multilateral. For Sweden the share is even bigger and increasing. Multilateral organizations comprise UN development organizations, multilateral...