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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...

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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...

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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....

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The potential for a Data Science and Natural Language Processing approach in evaluation

A case study of meta-evaluation in the field of International Development Cooperation. The potential for alternative methods to collect and analyze data for evaluation, besides the more traditional methods such as interviews, surveys...

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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,...

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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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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...