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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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Impact of Civil Society Anti-Discrimination Initiatives: A Rapid Review

Andrew Shepherd, Dhruva Mathur, Rachel Marcus

Discrimination – based on identity, occupation or social traits – implies a denial of human rights. It also contributes to high incidences of poverty among discriminated against groups. To fight poverty, anti-discrimination measures...

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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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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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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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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...