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Enhancing self-reliance through social protection in situations of forced displacement

This study aims to map to what extent displaced people (refugees and internally displaced people) have access to systems of social protection, formally and in practice. By gathering existing data, combined with a deeper dive in country...

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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 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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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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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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Theories of change in Swedish development cooperation – an anthology

EBA has decided to produce an anthology with texts on theories of change in Swedish aid. The topic is particularly relevant as the Swedish Agency for Public Management and the Swedish National Financial Management Authority have...

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Sweden and the EU in the European Division of Labour: Lessons from Country Programming

At the EU level, the concept of added value remains important in debates on the external action role of EU institutions in relation to EU member states. The Lisbon Treaty added emphasis to the recognition of development cooperation as an...

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Evaluation of secondments as a tool for promoting Swedish policy priorities in multilateral...

Personnel programs, such as secondments, have a long history in Swedish aid. There are generally three different objectives identified for Sweden's use of secondments. Firstly, to contribute to strengthening the Swedish resource base....

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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....