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Sida’s efforts to reduce corruption in partner countries

Corruption is a major hindrance to sustainable development. Within Swedish development cooperation, the work against corruption relates to two main areas – corruption as an obstacle to development and corruption in development projects....

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Sweden’s long-term development cooperation with Liberia

EBA has commissioned an evaluation of the long-term development cooperation between Liberia and Sweden, focusing on the period following the Second Liberian Civil war that ended in 2003. The aim of the evaluation is twofold: To...

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Lessons Learned from Support to Constitution Building

Constitutions are at the basis of societies. The fundamental rules and laws of how the society should be ruled are expressed in constitutions. They are thus fundamental pillars for social contracts and at the hart of most peace processes...

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Land Tenure and Strategies of Climate Resilience

The links between land tenure and adaptation to climate change are now well established. The IPCC as well as UN-Habitat have shown that tenure rights are important preconditions for peoples’ and societies’ capacity to be resilient to...

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Sweden’s Application of the Localisation Agenda of the ‘Grand Bargain’

The agreement between a vast set of government, donors and NGOs at the humanitarian summit in Istanbul 2016 called for major reforms of the international humanitarian system. Some of what was agreed in this ‘Grand Bargain’ is on the...

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The government's results report to the Riksdag

What are the results? This is probably the most recurring question in foreign aid and international development cooperation. The question of how results should (or can) be reported is just as recurring and has been on the Swedish agenda on...

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Evaluation of Sweden's Implementation of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda

In July 2015, the Third International Conference on Financing for Development was held in Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. The outcome of the conference was the Addis Ababa Action Agenda (“the Addis Agenda”), which provides a common...

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Acceptance of Green Economy Reforms

Swedish development cooperation shall “support a transition to a fossil-free economic development, built on a resource-efficient, circular and biobased economy with non-toxic flows”. To achieve this, Sweden gives large support to the...

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Evaluation of Swedish aid in Sub-Saharan Africa via CSOs

The purpose of this evaluation is to investigate to what extent and how Sweden’s official development assistance, over time, has contributed to sustainably strengthening civil society’s capacity to work for democracy and human rights...

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The Role of Development Assistance in Improving Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in...

Over the past two decades, significant progress has been made in the area of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). However, while these are positive developments, the overall trend hides important differences in SRHR outcomes...

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The implementation of Sweden’s feminist foreign policy in partner countries

In 2014, Sweden became the first country in the world to declare a feminist foreign policy. The policy shall permeate the three policy areas encompassed by Swedish foreign policy – foreign and security policy, development cooperation,...

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Swedish development cooperation’s response to the HIV epidemic – what can we learn from the...

HIV has been one of the major health issues to occur in the history of development cooperation. From a development effectiveness perspective, the HIV response is interesting because of the rapidly shifting landscape of knowledge and the...

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Member State Influence in the Negotiations on the Neighbourhood, Development and International...

The Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI) represents a fundamental reform of the EU’s development policy, neighbourhood policy, and external action more broadly. The negotiations on this reform...

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Adjustments in Sweden’s official development assistance related to the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on the implementation of international development cooperation. Adjustments have been necessary as a response to both the direct and indirect effects of the pandemic. Many ongoing interventions...

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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...

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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....