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Joint evaluation of the Nordic Development Fund (NDF)

The Nordic Development Fund (NDF) Board has asked for an independent joint Nordic evaluation of the performance of the NDF in accordance to its mandate and an assessment of the NDFs potential future role as a joint Nordic financing...

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Evaluation of the Swedish Climate Change Initiative 2009 – 2012

2008 the Government launched a four-year international climate initiative in the context of development cooperation (the Climate Change Initiative 2009-2012) which involved slightly more than sek 4 billion. Sida got about 1/3 of funds (1...

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Aid, Development and Migration

The number of international migrants is estimated to have expanded by approximately 90 million from 1990 to 2015; nearly a sixty percent increase over this interval. The number of internal migrants dwarfs this, though no reliable estimates...

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Democracy, state and development: governance challenges in Africa

Economic development in Africa is strong. But how is democratic development doing in Africa? Global measurements of development and governance are based on global indices like, for example, the World Development Index (WDI), the World...

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Evidence Summaries in Support of SDG 14 “Life Below Water”

The adoption in 2015 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) established for the first time a global framework for addressing the most pressing issues to reverse the decline in the health and productivity of the oceans and its...

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Consequences of underfunded UN coordinated appeals

The UN coordinated appeals represent the largest combined assessment of humanitarian needs and funding required for most major crises. Sweden channels large sums of money through this system annually. It is thus important that the system...

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Impact Evaluation of a Sida-Sponsored Public Infrastructure and Local Governance Program in Cambodia

This evaluation examines the long-run economic development impacts of a large-scale public infrastructure and local governance program in Cambodia. The program was initially launched as a pilot during the mid-1990s in four Cambodian...

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Men and Masculinities in Social Protection Strategies for Women’s Economic Empowerment

This study will build on the growing literature on social protection mechanisms to specifically highlight how gender norms and ideas about masculinities shape couple and family dynamics. It will also look at how these affect and are...

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Evaluation of the long-term development cooperation between Sweden and Bosnia in the area of...

This evaluation assesses the contribution of long-run development co-operation between Sweden and Bosnia to Inclusive economic development in Bosnia and Hercegovina. Focus is on the period from 1995 up to the present. The evaluation is...

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Fit for fragility? An examination of the politics of risk management inside Swedish aid

Publicly funded bilateral development agencies are channelling an increasing amount of money and effort to support development in fragile and conflict affected states (FCAS). While there are multiple definitions of fragility and different...

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Swedish aid and risk-taking in a mediatized society

High quality journalism that goes deep into the subject matter is a corner-stone of democratic societies. It is important that Swedish aid is put under scrutiny and subjected to critical inquiry by journalists. Media reports do not,...

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Promoting multi-stakeholder ownership in a changing world: is Swedish development cooperation fit...

Ownership is a key principle in development assistance. In short it deals with the issue that the partner country should lead and implement development programmes - that is, that the country owns its own development. At the same time,...

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On-going evaluation of gender mainstreaming av Sida

Gender equality and the role of women in development are highly prioritized issues in Sweden´s international development cooperation. Sida´s main strategy for promoting gender equality is through gender mainstreaming. Using mainstreaming...