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Study of the effects of Swedish and international democracy support

Support in the areas of democracy and human rights currently represents about one-fourth of total Swedish overseas development assistance, which is about twice as much as the average of OECD Development Assistance Committee countries....

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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...

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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....

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”Blended Finance” – What does the use of ODA to ‘catalyze’ private finance mean for...

Annalisa Prizzon, Jesse Griffiths, Matthew Gouett, Polly Meeks, Samantha Attridge

Financing the Sustainable Development Goals will take huge amounts of additional finance, not least in low- and middle-income countries. It is evident that official development assistance, ODA, will be insufficient. To go “from billions...

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Sextortion – a study of human rights and an obstacle to sustainable development

The study involves examining sextortion – the abuse of power and position to obtain a sexual benefit - in aid as a violation of human rights and as an obstacle to sustainable development. Since sextortion not necessarily fits the...

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Trust and trust based management in aid. A study on embedded challenges and core insights from...

Trust Based Management has been promoted as an alternative to management trends associated with New Public Management. The aim of the study is to scrutinize basic conditions for trust based management in aid, seeking insights from both...

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Credible explanations of development outcomes: improving quality and rigour of Theory-Based...

This study focuses on theory-based evaluation for assessing development impact. The study is an introduction and a how-to guide on how these methods can be used in practice. An important purpose is to show how theory-based evaluation can...

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Evaluation of Swedish Central Authorities’ Reform Cooperation on The Western Balkans

This evaluation seeks to generate knowledge on long-term effects, cost-effectiveness, and coherence of interventions funded by Swedish ODA and aimed at raising the quality of government and integration with the EU. The evaluation...

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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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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...