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, conflict, crisis management, the rule of law and conflict and post-conflict countries) related to SDG 16 on peace, justice and strong institutions.

The purpose of the evaluation is to investigate whether, and if so in what way, the FBA’s initiatives and operations 1) have contributed to the agency’s overarching objectives 2) in their context are coordinated effectively with relevant actors in Sweden and internationally, including in conflict and post-conflict countries.

The evaluation will focus on FBA´s five areas of operation:

  1. Supplying personnel for international operations
  2. Training, joint training and exercises
  3. Bilateral development cooperation in peace and security
  4. Support for civil society
  5. Research, policy and method development

Authors: Nicklas Svensson (principal investigator), Julian Brett, Peter Albrecht, Charlotte Bonnet and Tobias Hagmann

Chair, reference group: Johan Schaar

Project manager at the EBA: Markus Burman

Expected publication of the report: April 2021