Calendar symbol Past seminars

15 Oct

Credible Explanations of Development Outcomes with Bayesian Theory-Based Evaluation

Watch the seminar. This workshop introduces an innovative method to conduct theory-based evaluations presented in a new EBA report, Credible Explanations of Development...

31 Aug

Swedish Aid to Afghanistan – What Are the Lessons Learned?

Watch the seminar. Following the Taliban takeover of Kabul, Afghanistan and the Afghan people have come up against a new and dire situation. In this moment, it is crucial...

3 Jun

Measuring the Effects of Development Assistance: Impacts on Democracy

Watch the seminar. Welcome to a mini-seminar on evaluation methods and democracy aid arranged by EBA as part of the GEI gLocal Evaluation Week! Reliable answers on the...

2 Jun

Relevant? Almost Always: The Role of the Relevance Criterion in Development M&E

Watch the seminar. Welcome to a seminar on the relevance criterion in development M&E arranged by EBA as part of the GEI gLocal Evaluation Week! The use of the...

25 Mar

DDB Webinar: Listening to Locals in Peacebuilding – Experiences from Bosnia, Myanmar and International Peacebuilding Partnerships

Watch the seminar. Welcome to an EBA DDB webinar on the local-international relationship in peacebuilding! Swedish development cooperation is increasingly directed at...

17 Mar

Enprocentmålet – för- och nackdelar med ett utgiftsmål inom biståndet

The one per cent target was agreed by the Riksdag (the Swedish Parliament) in 1968. Since then it has been a self-evident part of Swedish aid. A spending target has major...

24 Feb

How Can Development Cooperation Support Climate Action?

Se seminariet i efterhand. Welcome to a webinar on international support to national climate change action, with a focus on Nationally Determined Contributions. This...

10 Dec

Democracy aid: any effects?

Watch the seminar. Global democracy is under threat. At the same time, the evidence whether development cooperation can impact democracy has been debated. Sweden is one of...

30 Nov

DDB seminar: How to mitigate disasters: reducing risks, estimating needs and ensuring health system resilience

Watch the seminar. What challenges and opportunities characterize disaster risk reduction at the national level? How can needs be estimated during disasters in order to...

28 Apr

Welcome to an EBA-webinar: Aid in times of a changing climate

Watch the seminar. In 2009, the Swedish Government launched the Climate Change Initiative (CCI), a four-year programme of investments in climate change adaptation and...

12 Mar

Financing Private Development Investments in Sub-Saharan Africa

Increasing international efforts are put on mobilizing private investments to sustainable development in poor countries. This goes for Development Finance Institutes and...

6 Nov

Fish Stocks and Aid Flows: Poverty Reduction in Times of Resource Depletion

Aid to fisheries has been part of Swedish and international development cooperation for long. However, knowledge about effects is limited. A new EBA report: ‘Fishing Aid:...

17 Oct

Enhanced gender equality through social protection programmes – what do we know?

  Social protection programmes, especially cash transfers provided to poor and vulnerable households in low- and middle-income countries, have increased drastically...

7 Oct

Towards a More Effective Climate Financing: The Nordic Development Fund Evaluated

A decade ago, the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) had its mandate changed into financing of investments for climate change adaptation. A fresh evaluation of the NDF, with its...

5 Sep

Left behind – anti-discrimination in the fight against poverty

 The ultimate purpose of development cooperation is to reduce poverty. In slogans and high profiled speeches, the international community aims to “leave no one behind”....

19 Aug

Migration and development: The role for development aid

In current debates in Sweden there are different assumptions about what effect development assistance might have on migration. But what do we in fact know about this, based on...

13 Jun

Risk management in development cooperation – the challenge to simultaneously act responsibly and responsively!

In Fit for Fragility? An exploration of risk stakeholders and systems inside Sida, challenges to handle the simultaneous requirements for accountability and flexibility in...

26 Apr

Swedish Aid to Bosnia and Herzegovina – the Case of Inclusive Economic Development

Many people worldwide remember the tragic 1990s Balkan wars. The conflicts and their aftermath meant a large commitment for Sweden in terms of humanitarian and, later,...

7 Feb

The State of the Underfunded Humanitarian System

The number of people in urgent need of humanitarian assistance has increased sharply. Funding through the UN coordinated appeals covers less and less of expressed needs –...

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? Ownership is...

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

We discuss development cooperation in shrinking democratic spaces. What are the possibilities and pitfalls for evaluation in this kind of context? How do actors manage rapid...

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,...

15 Jun

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

Humanitarian and development actors often find it difficult to coordinate their work in the field - they have for example different objectives and different time horizons....

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...

28 May

The (Fluctuating) Value of Aid

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

9 May

Swedfund, DFIs and development impact

Sustainable economic growth through sustainable businesses is vital for achieving the goals under the 2030 agenda and for job creation in poor countries. A precondition for...

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

This seminar highlights and discuss opportunities and limitations in geocoded aid data as a resource for Swedish development cooperation and Sweden's partner countries. The...

30 Nov

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

Donors’ core funding to multilateral organisations goes straight into the overall budget and allows management of these organisations to allocate resources according to the...

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...

20 Oct

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...

29 May

Swedish Research Aid

The global problems articulated in Agenda 2030 need global awareness and the solutions require commitment, inclusion and cooperation within and between politics, policy and the...

4 May

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

Is it possible to undertake evaluations that provide deep insights for learning while at the same time address accountability issues? Is it possibly so that if evaluations from...

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...

8 Mar

Animal health matters

Increasing livestock populations in rural areas is not enough to reduce poverty in low income countries. Productivity gains are needed. Since animal diseases are of decisive...

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

Increasingly high numbers of refugees and migrants have come to Europe over the past five years seeking protection. Beyond hosting and providing assistance to new arrivals, the EU...

19 Dec

Drivers of development – What do we know? And what to do?

Sweden has an ambitious approach in promoting global development through the Policy for Global Development (PGU) and through Swedish international development cooperation. Over...

18 Oct

Sweden’s support for development in Africa

Sweden has a long history of development cooperation with Africa. Bilateral and regional support to sub-Saharan Africa still constitutes a substantial part of Swedish aid. But...

31 Aug

Beyond the “results agenda” in international development cooperation?

Demonstrating results has been a concern in international development cooperation ever since it was started and in recent years there has been an increased focus on achieving and...

27 Jun

Impact Evaluation using Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA)

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?

Knowledge is a major driver of development in this rapidly changing and increasingly interdependent world. Good quality education plays a fundamental role in interlinking human...

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...