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Theories of change in Swedish development cooperation – an anthology

Eba has decided to produce an anthology with texts on theories of change in Swedish aid. The topic is particularly relevant as the Swedish Agency for Public Management and the Swedish National Financial Management Authority have...

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Sweden and the EU in the European Division of Labour: Lessons from Country Programming

At the EU level, the concept of added value remains important in debates on the external action role of EU institutions in relation to EU member states. The Lisbon Treaty added emphasis to the recognition of development cooperation as an...

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Evaluation of secondments as a tool for promoting Swedish policy priorities in multilateral...

Personnel programs, such as secondments, have a long history in Swedish aid. There are generally three different objectives identified for Sweden's use of secondments. Firstly, to contribute to strengthening the Swedish resource base....

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Mapping

Mapping Swedish Aid to Agriculture

Support to agricultural development used to be a large part of Swedish development cooperation. During recent decades, this share has decreased substantially. Or has it? Is support to the agricultural sector continuing albeit under new...

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The role of development assistance in the development of social protection systems in sub-Saharan...

Over the past two decades, social protection has become an integral part of antipoverty policy and strategies in developing countries. A growing evidence base shows generally positive impacts of social protection which has favoured the...

2020

Effects from electoral support

Democracy is under threat in many parts of the world. The degree of authoritarianism is in the rise in many countries. One indication is that electoral processes increasingly are misused and corrupted. Democracies cannot exist without free...

2020

Evaluation

Evaluation of Sweden’s application of international principles for engagement in fragile states

In 2011 a group of fragile states, donor governments and international organisations adopted common principles for engagement in fragile states. Not least Sweden was heavily engaged in promoting this ’New Deal’ for such engagement....

2020

Evaluation

Evaluation of the Folke Bernadotte Academy

The Folke Bernadotte Academy has become an important actor in Swedish aid, both financially and in terms of mandates within several geographic and thematic strategies. The agency focuses on important areas in Sweden’s aid policy (peace,...

2019

Analysis

Filling the global gender data gap

This study will assess values and norms related to gender and sexual and reproductive health and rights to guide Sweden’s international support. Sweden has a long-standing commitment to promote and protect sexual and reproductive...

2019

Evaluation of Sweden's long-term development cooperation with Ethiopia

Swedish development cooperation with Ethiopia has a very long history covering a wide range of sectors including rural development, education and research collaboration, gender equality, human rights and democratisation among others....