Evaluation of Sida´s Efforts to increase Employment in Sub-Saharan Africa

EBA has commissioned an evaluation of Sida’s efforts to increase employment in Sub-Saharan Africa. The purpose is to assess how well Swedish aid has contributed to (additional) employment and jobs.

Three interrelated questions shall guide the study:

  1. How well has Swedish aid contributed to new additional jobs and employment in Sub-Saharan Africa during the period of study?
  2. What is the quality of the jobs and employment created?
  3. What explains the degree of success and failure in these interventions?


Dirk Willem te Velde, Principal Research Fellow and Director of ODI’s International Economic Development Group

Louise Fox, nonresident senior fellow, Brookings Institution

Linda Calabrese, Research Fellow, ODI

Alberto Lemma, Research Fellow, ODI

Derrick Abudu, Senior Research Officer, ODI

Yohannes Ayele, Senior Research Officer, ODI

Mobalji Babalola, Programme Manager, ODI

Angela Kolongo, Senior Communications Officer, ODI

Chair, reference group: Torgny Holmgren

Project manager at the EBA: Markus Burman