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2018:08

Public administration

Seeking balanced ownership in changing development cooperation relationships

Charlotte Örnemark, Fabian Scholtes, Niels Keijzer, Stephan Klingebiel

According to the Paris Declaration and the 2030 Agenda, ownership is a prerequisite for effective development cooperation. How can the principle of ownership be promoted in today’s complex development cooperation, in which the numbers of...

2018

Public administration

The rise and fall of budget support in Swedish development cooperation

Karl-Anders Larsson

Budget support is the aid modality that best complies with the principles for aid effectiveness and it has been stated in several Swedish government documents since 2000 that its share of total Swedish aid should increase. It increased up...

2018:06

Democracy, Human Rights, Regionalt bistånd

Swedish Aid in the Era of Shrinking Democratic Space – the Case of Turkey

Åsa Eldén, Paul T. Levin

“Shrinking democratic space” describes a global trend whereby activists’ and civil society organizations’ freedom to organize and operate is circumscribed by increasingly repressive and authoritarian governments. From a Swedish...

2018:05

Public administration

Who Makes the Decisions on Swedish Aid Funding? An Overview

Expertgruppen för biståndsanalys

This report provides an overview of the financial governance of Swedish ODA at the national level. Many different stakeholders at various levels are involved in the decision-making process for Swedish aid including the Parliament, the...

2018:04

Public administration

Budget Support, Poverty and Corruption: A Review of the Evidence

Geske Dijkstra

The Expert Group for Aid Studies (EBA) report Budget support, poverty and corruption: a review of the evidence shows that budget support has been an effective way of reducing poverty. Budget support is aid that the recipient...

2018

Climate

Weather and conflicts in Afghanistan

Monir Elias Bounadi

This Working Paper combine high-resolution data on temperature and precipitation with georeferenced data on conflict events to explore the link between local weather variations and conflict incidence for all districts of Afghanistan...

2018:03

Public administration

How predictable is Swedish Aid? A study of exchange rate volatility

Númi Östlund

The Expert Group for Aid Studies report How predictable is Swedish aid? A study of exchange rate volatility examines the effects of disbursing Swedish bilateral aid in Swedish kronor (SEK), without hedging. Sweden generally disburses...

2018:02

War, security and conflict

Building bridges between international humanitarian and development responses to forced migration

Alexander Kocks, Hanne Roggeman, Helge Roxin, Ruben Wedel

In the EBA report Building Bridges Between International Humanitarian and Development Responses to Forced Migration, researchers from the German Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval) review studies of aid responses in Syria and...

2018:05

Health

The impact of abortion legalization on fertility and female empowerment - New Evidence from Mexico

Damian Clarke, Hanna Mühlrad

Hanna Mühlrad is a Postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Economics at Lund University, Sweden. Her primary fields of interest are health economics, development economics, labor economics and global and public health. The main focus of...

2018:04

Health

Health Systems bottles - necks and evidence-based district health planning. Experiences from the...

Dorcus Kiwanuka Henriksson

Dorcus Kiwanuka Henriksson is a health systems and public health specialist at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm and the Chair of the Emerging Voices for Global Health Network (EV4GH).  In 2017 she defended her doctoral thesis "Health...

2018:03

Health

Closing the Quality Gap - Investigating health system bottlenecks and quality improvement...

Ulrika Baker

Ulrika Baker is a Medical Doctor with a background in Public Health and Family Medicine. She has lived and worked for several years in Sub Saharan Africa, including in Tanzania, Uganda, Eritrea and Malawi where she has been based since...

2018

Public administration

Volatility in Swedish aid the case of six long-term partner countries

Matilda Svedberg

Looking specifically at the case of Sweden, this working paper aims to provide insight to research and policies concerning aid volatility and generate comparable estimates of volatility in foreign...

2018:01

Business

DFIs and Development Impact: an evaluation of Swedfund

Justin Flynn, Peter O'Flynn, Stephen Spratt

In a new EBA report, Sweden's Development Finance Institution Swedfund  is evaluated for the first time in a decade.  [caption id="attachment_9182" align="alignright" width="322"] Swedfund is the Development Finance Institution of the...

2018

Equality, Public administration

On-going evaluation of gender mainstreaming at Sida – Second report

Elin Bjarnegård, Fredrik Uggla, Hanna Barvaeus

The Expert for Aid Studies decided in 2016 to initiate "on-going evaluation" on the efforts to strengthen gender mainstreaming at Sida until 2018. This is the second report from the evaluation. In total, two interim reports and a final EBA...

2018:02

Public administration

The rise and fall of "results initiatives" in swedish development aid

Janet Vähämäki

Janet is a researcher at Stockholm Center for Organizational Research (SCORE). In 2017 she defended herdoctoral thesis Matrixing Aid- The Rise and Fall of ‘Results Initiatives’ in Swedish Development Aid at Stockholm Business School,...

2018:01

Health

Beyond an instrumental approach to religion and development - challenges for church-based...

Josephine Sundqvist

Josephine Sundqvist is a development researcher who defended her thesis ”Beyond and instrumental approach to Religion and Development – Challenges for church-based healthcare” at the Uppsala Religion and Society Research Centre at...

2017

Analytical framework for portfolio analyses of Swedish development cooperation

Annika Nilsson, Johanna Lindgren Garcia

This report introduces a generic model for portfolio analyses of Swedish bilateral development cooperation, which can be replicated across countries and sectors. A portfolio analysis of Mozambique and Palestine is conducted based on the...

2017:11

Sweden's financing of UN Funds and Programmes: analyzing the past, looking to the future

Nina Connelly, Stephen Browne, Thomas G Weiss

Donor’s funding of UN Funds and Programmes has become increasingly earmarked over the last decade. The degree of earmarking now stands close to 80%, to be compared with 58% in 2007. The amount of core resources has subsequently declined....

2017

Climate

The Impact of Foreign Aid on Local Deforestation

Nicklas Nordfors

In collaboration with the Master’s Programme at the Department of Economics, Stockholm University, the EBA regularly engages as Master’s thesis co-supervisors. A successfully graded thesis may be published as an EBA Working Paper....

2017

Health

Plant pests and child health: Evidence from locust infestations in West Africa

Evelina Linnros

In collaboration with the Master’s Programme at the Department of Economics, Stockholm University, the EBA regularly engages as Master’s thesis co-supervisors. A successfully graded thesis may be published as an EBA Working Paper....

2017:10

Democracy, Public administration

Seven Steps to Evidence-Based Anti-corruption: A Roadmap

Alina Mungiu-Pippidi

In this report, based on her extensive research on anti-corruption, Professor Alina Mungiu-Pippidi discusses the possibility for donors as outsiders to support domestic strategies aimed at building public integrity and ethical...

2017:09

Geospatial analysis of aid: A new approach to aid evaluation

Ann-Sofie Isaksson

Recent years have seen an increased focus on results in development cooperation, and a heated debate on the evaluation strategies and effectiveness of development policies. Against this background, the aim of this report is to introduce...

2017:10

Results and ownership in swedish development cooperation

Therese Brolin

Therese Brolin defended her PhD thesis ”Ownership or Donorship? Results and ownership in Swedish international development cooperation” in Human Geography at the University of Gothenburg in September 2017. Prior to her doctoral studies...

2017:09

War, security and conflict

Peace and Politics: Promoting Durable Solutions to Communal Conflicts

Emma Elfversson

Emma Elfversson is a researcher at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University. She will defend her dissertation “Central Politics and Local Peacemaking: The Conditions for Peace after Communal Conflict” on 6...

2017:08

War, security and conflict

Peacemaking Up Close: Explaining Mediator Styles of International Mediators

Mathilda Lindgren

Mathilda Lindgren is a Peace Researcher who defended her thesis ”Peacemaking Up Close: Explaining Mediator Styles of International Mediators” at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University in October 2016. This...

2017:07

Equality, War, security and conflict

Educating for Peace - A Theological Task in Contemporary Times

Sara Gehlin

Sara Gehlin is a post-doctoral researcher in theology. Her current research project Women and Peace: Vision and Reality at the Intersection of Peace - and Feminist Theology concerns the impact of Resolution 1325 in contemporary...

2017:04

Health, Research

Effects of violent conflict on women and children: sexual behvaior, fertility, and infant mortality...

Elina Elveborg Lindskog

Elina Elveborg Lindskog defended her thesis "Effects of violent conflict on women and children. Sexual behavior, fertility, and infant mortality in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo" in June 2016. This is a summary of her...

2017:06

Health

Increasing access to abortion

Susanne Sjöström

Susanne Sjöström is an obstetrician at Danderyds sjukhus. She defended her thesis "Increasing acces to abortion - perspectives on provider availability in different settings" at Karolinska institutet in Januari 2017. Her work has...

2017:05

Health, Research

The quest for maternal survival in Rwanda – Paradoxes in policy and practice

Jessica Påfs

Jessica Påfs works as a SRHR-advisor for Plan Sverige. She defended her thesis in December 2016 at Uppsala university with the thesis "The Quest for Maternal Survival in Rwanda - Paradoxes in Policy and Practice". This is a summary...

2017:03

Health, Research

Moving upstream: Gender norms and emerging sexual experiences in early adolescence

Anna Kågesten

Anna Kågesten is a researcher at Karolinska Institutet. She defended her thesis ”A window of opportunity: Gender attitudes and patterns of romantic and sexual experiences in early adolescence” at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School...

2017:02

Health, Research

Strategy for supporting low-income countries in building a midwifery profession

Malin Bogren

Malin Bogren defended her thesis "Building a midwifery profession in South Asia" in 2016 at the University of Gothenburg. "Strategy for supporting low-income countries in building a midwifery profession" is a summary of her thesis. The...

2017:01

Exporting Agrarian Expertise: Development Aid at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences...

Karl Bruno

This Development Dissertation Brief is a summary of Karl Bruno's doctoral dissertation in agrarian history, which he defended in June 2016. It is a historical study, the findings throw new light on formative episodes in Swedish rural...

2017:08

Education, Research

Research capacity in the new global development agenda

Måns Fellesson

Studien syftar till att med hjälp av primärdata besvara denna fråga genom att utifrån parametrarna rörlighet, samarbete och vetenskaplig produktion studera karriärutvecklingen bland personer från Moçambique, Tanzania och Etiopien...

2017:07

Research Aid Revisited – a historically grounded analysis of future prospects and policy options

David Nilsson, Sverker Sörlin

This report examines the historical path as well as current tendencies of the Swedish government’s support to development research and research capacity building in low-income countries, or simply “research aid”. It also presents...

2017:06

Research

Confronting the contradiction - an exploration into the dual purpose of accountability and learning...

Desmond MchNeil, Hilde Reinersten, Kristina Bjorkdahl

Based on evaluations of Swedish and Norwegian aid the researchers Hilde Reinertsen, Kristian Bjørkdahl and Desmond McNeill written a report which examines whether accountability and learning are compatible in the evaluation of aid. Their...

2017:05

War, security and conflict

Local Peacebuilding - challenges and opportunities

Hanna Leonardsson, Joakim Öjendal, Martin Lundqvist

Peacebuilding is at crossroads. While it is one of the most important intstruments for addressing crisis and fragility, it is also persistently criticised. In this EBA report, Joakim Öjendal, Hanna Leonardsson and Martin Lundqvist Review...

2017:03

Health

Animal health in development – its role for poverty reduction and human welfare

Arvid Uggla, Jonathan Rushton, Ulf Magnusson

In low income countries, around 70% of the rural poor and 10% of the urban poor are dependent on livestock. Increasing livestock production in rural areas is not enough to reduce poverty, productivity gains are needed. Animal diseases are...

2017

Equality

On-going evaluation of Gender Mainstreaming at Sida - First report

Elin Bjarnegård, Fredrik Uggla

The Expert for Aid Studies decided in 2016 to initiate “on-going evaluation” on the efforts to strengthen gender mainstreaming at Sida until 2018. This first report presents the researcher’s "baseline" focusing on gender integration...

2017:02

Equality, Human Rights

Do Anti-Discrimination Measures Reduce Poverty Among Marginalised Social Groups?

Anna Mdee, Ella Page, Rachel Marcus

In the EBA-report “Do Anti-Discrimination Measures Reduce Poverty Among Marginalised Social Groups? “ Rachel Marcus, Anna Mdee and Ellen Page from the Chronic Poverty Advisory Network, put focus on the impacts of political...

2017:01

War, security and conflict

Making Waves: Implications of the irregular migration and refugee situation on Official Development...

Andrew Sheriff, Anna Knoll

Based on the most recent developments in Europe, Anna Knoll with Andrew Sherriff at the European Center for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) have written an EBA-report high-lighting a number of key issues concerning the development...

2016:11

Democracy, Research, War, security and conflict

Revitalising the policy for global development

Per Molander

Rapporten baseras på en genomgång av relevant forskning om ”vad som driver utveckling” och utmynnar i ett antal policyslutsatser för Politiken för global utveckling (PGU) och svenskt bistånd. Författare: Per Molander Rapporten...

2016:09

How does China challenge the IMF’s power in Africa?

Johanna Malm

Johanna Malm defended her PhD dissertation “When Chinese development finance met the IMF’s public debt norm in DR Congo” in International Development Studies at the Department of Social Sciences and Business at Roskilde University in...

2016:08

Democracy, Public administration

Anti-corruption reform – evolution or big bang?

Anders Sundell

Anders Sundell is a researcher at the Department of Political Science, Gothenburg University. He defended his dissertation "Public Administration and Corruption: How to get the institutions that work" at Gothenburg University in June 2015...

2016

Business, Climate, Democracy, Education, Equality, Health, Human Rights, Public administration, Regionalt bistånd, Research, War, security and conflict

Reclassification or Reprioritisation? The Sector Allocation of Swedish Official Development...

Ulrika Ahrsjö

Working paper "Reclassification or Reprioritisation? The Sector Allocation of Swedish Official Development Assistance 1973-2013" written by Ulrika Ahrsjö....

2016

Public administration, Regionalt bistånd

Sweden's economic relationships with Uganda

Anton Ståhl, Arne Bigsten, John Åke Andersson, Per-Åke Andersson

Working paper"Sweden's economic relationships with Uganda". Authors: Arne Bigsten, John Åke Andersson, Per-Åke Andersson, Anton...

2016:10

Regionalt bistånd

Swedish Development Cooperation with Tanzania – has it helped the poor?

David Carpenter, Julie Thaarup, Mark McGillivray, Oliver Morrissey

Authors: Mark McGillivray, David Carpenter, Oliver Morrissey och Julie Thaarup The report was presented during following seminar. Click here to find a blog from the...

2014:01

Randomized controlled trials: Strenghts, weaknesses and policy relevance

Anders Olofsgård

Det övergripande syftet med denna rapport är att bidra till den pågående debatten om utvärdering och effektivitet I svenskt bistånd. Mer specifikt ligger fokus på betydelsen av så  kallade randomiserade kontrollerade studier (RKS)...

2016:09

Regionalt bistånd

Exploring donorship - Internal factors in Swedish aid to Uganda

Stein-Erik Kruse

Author: Stein- Erik Kruse The report was presented during following seminar. Click here to find a blog from the...

2016:08

Climate, Democracy, Education, Equality, Health, Human Rights, Public administration, War, security and conflict

Sustaining a Development Policy: Results and Responsibility for the Swedish Policy for Global...

Lisa Román, Måns Fellesson

The report was presented during following seminar. Click here to find a blog post from the seminar. Click here and here to find articles on the...

2016:07

Towards an Alternative Development Management Paradigm?

Cathy Shutt

Alla som på något sätt är involverade i internationellt bistånd vill bidra till resultat och göra skillnad för de människor som insatserna riktar sig till. Betydelsen av att visa och rapportera om resultat är därför inget nytt...

2016

Is Development Aid a Complement or a Substitute to Foreign Direct Investment?

Ulrika Ahrsjö

Working paper "Is Development Aid a Complement or a Substitute to Foreign Direct Investment?", Ulrika Ahrsjö....

2016:06

Public administration

Vem beslutar om svenska biståndsmedel? En översikt

Expertgruppen för biståndsanalys

Denna studie är en kartläggning av den finansiella styrningen av det svenska biståndet, från budgetpropositionens grova ramar till insatsnivå: Vem beslutar om vilka medel inom det svenska biståndet, till vilka ändamål, på vilka...

2016:05

Pathways to change: Evaluating development interventions with Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA)

Barbara Befani

Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) is a method particularly well suited for systematic and rigorous comparisons and synthesis of information over a limited number of cases. In addition to a presentation of the method, this report...

2016:04

Climate, Democracy, Education, Equality, Health, Human Rights, Regionalt bistånd, War, security and conflict

Swedish Responsibility and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Kristina Jönsson, Magdalena Bexell

In September 2015, the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by all UN Member States. Attention now turns to realisation of the goals at national level. In light of their broad scope, a clear allocation of...

2016:06

Equality

Women in african natural resource booms

Anja Tolonen

Anja Tolonen is an assistant professor at Department of Economics at Barnard College, Columbia University. She defended her dissertation "Mining Booms in Africa and Local Welfare Effects: Labor markets, Female Empowerment, and Criminality"...

2016:05

Equality, Human Rights

Beyond the buzzwords: approaches to gender in humanitarian aid

Elisabeth Olivius

Elisabeth Olivius is a researcher at the Department of Political Science at Umeå University. She defended her dissertation "Governing Refugees through Gender Equality: Care, Control, Emancipation" in December 2014. The aim of this...

2016:03

Education

Capturing complexity and context: evaluating aid to education

Jane Leer, Joel Samoff, Michelle Reddy

The objective of this study is to do a synthesis of evaluations of aid supported education activities that recognizes the complexities of education, aid, and evaluation. The authors are arguing that since education, aid, and evaluations...

2016:01

Education

Education in developing countries what policies and programmes affect learning and time in school?

The authors have conduct a study in order to determine which types of education programs are most likely to improve students’ educational outcomes. The study is a synthesis of high quality and rigorous evaluations in the field of...

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Business, Human Rights

Business and Human Rights in development cooperation - has Sweden incorporated the UN guiding...

Rasmus Kløcker Larsen, Sandra Atler

Forskaren Rasmus Kløcker Larsen och MR-experten Sandra Atler har skrivit EBA-rapporten ”Business and Human Rights in Development Cooperation – has Sweden incorporated the UN Guiding Principles?. Rapporten innehåller en analys av hur...

2016:01

Regionalt bistånd

Support to regional cooperation and integration in Africa - what works and why?

Fredrik Söderbaum, Therese Brolin

Regional cooperation and integration in Africa has deepened and expanded considerably during the last two decades, partly as a result of intesified outside support and financing. Over time, Sweden has provided substantial support in to...

2015:09

Climate

In search of double dividends from climate change interventions evidence from forest conservation...

Ariana Salas, Daniel Ternald, Erin Sills, Eskil Mattsson, Gunnar Köhlin, Madelene Ostwald, Subhrendu Pattanayak

More and more aid is used for climate related interventions in developing countries. In the last 15 years, bilateral aid has increased from 3 to 20 billion USD annually. Globally, the ambition is to further five-fold this kind of support...

2015:08

Business, Human Rights, Public administration

Business and Human Rights in development cooperation – has Sweden incorporated the UN guiding...

Rasmus Kløcker Larsen, Sandra Atler

Forskaren Rasmus Kløcker Larsen och MR-experten Sandra Atler har författat EBA-rapporten ”Business and Human Rights in Development Cooperation – has Sweden incorporated the UN Guiding Principles?. Rapporten innehåller en analys av...

2016:04

Education, Human Rights

Child education, child labor and the agricultural economy

Elin Vimefall

Most poor people in the world live in rural communities, and they are more likely to be women, children, or members of a minority ethnic group. The research presented in this brief focus on these individuals, the most vulnerable in...

2016:03

Regional development, Regionalt bistånd

Path dependent possibilities of transformation: Agricultural change and economic development in...

Montserrat López Jerez

No doubt, institutions are central to economic and social development, and history provides many examples showing that they have a tendency to be persistent. Nevertheless, several issues remain to be settled before conclusions can be drawn...

2016:02

Human Rights

The when and why of helping: individual and organizational decision making from a psychological...

Arvid Erlandsson

Within the fields of experimental psychology and behavioral economy helping decisions, i.e. decisions that potentially can benefit someone else than the decision maker, have mostly been investigated at the individual level (e.g. “should...

2016:01

Public administration, Research

Going with the flow or swimming against the current? Interplay of formal rules, informal norms and...

Yumiko Yasuda

This DDB introduces key findings from broader research that aimed at understanding the influence of formal and informal rules and norms on civil society...

2015:07

Public administration

Making Development Work: The Quality of Government Approach

Bo Rothstein, Marcus Tannenberg

This report aims to summarize the results of research from the Quality of Government approach in terms of its importance for development and aid policy. In the report, Professor Bo Rothstein and Marcus Tannenberg from the University of...

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Making Development Work: The Quality of Government Approach

This report aims to summarize the results of research from the Quality of Government approach in terms of its importance for development and aid policy. In the report, Professor Bo Rothstein and Marcus Tannenberg from the University of...

2015:06

Business, Public administration

Now Open for Business: Joint development initiatives between the private and public sectors in...

Ari Kokko, Hanna Norberg, Sara Johansson da Silva

The aim with this study is to analyse existing evidence about the effects of various modes of public-private partnerships in development cooperation and to conclude what forms of partnerships that are expected to work best in certain...

2015:05

Public administration

Has Sweden injected realism into public financial management reforms in partner countries?

Matt Andrews

The importance of well-functioning institutions – formal and informal ’rules of the game’ – for development is widely acknowledged nowadays. Much has also been written on how institutions change. However, to bring such knowledge to...

2015:04

Business, Education

Youth, entrepreneurship and development

Kjetil Bjorvatn

Young people in low income countries have realistically very minor options to get a job in the formal sector of the economy. Most will instead find themselves in the informal sector, with all the insecurity and low income that it implies....

2015:07

War, security and conflict

Aiding the End of Conflict? Reintegrating Ex-Combatants in Colombia

Michael Jonsson

This Dissertation Brief analyzes Colombian efforts to reintegrate AUC and FARC ex-combatants into civilian life from 2002 and onwards. The paper draws substantially from Michael Jonsson's  Ph.D dissertation "A Farewell to Arms....

2015:06

War, security and conflict

Causes of Communal Conflicts – Government Bias, Elites, and Conditions for Cooperation

Johan Brosche

Why do communal conflicts turn violent in some regions but not in others? This question has been explored by Johan Brosché in his dissertation "Masters of War – The Role of Elites in Sudan’s Communal...

2015:05

Equality, War, security and conflict

Stronger than Justice: Armed Group Impunity for Sexual Violence

Angela Muvumba Sellström

Which conditions lead to armed group impunity for sexual violence? This is something that Angela Muvumba Sellström has studied in her doctoral dissertation "Stronger than Justice: Armed Group Impunity for Sexual Violence". The...

2015:04

Democracy, War, security and conflict

Public participation in constitution building; an effective strategy for enhancing democracy?

Abrak Saati

Abrak Saati is a researcher at the Department of Political Science, Umeå University. This Development Dissertation Brief (DDB) is a summary of her dissertation "The Participation Myth: outcomes of participatory constitution building...

2015:03

Concentration difficulties? An analysis of Swedish aid proliferation

Rune Hagen

The report was presented in the following seminar. Click here to read a blog post from the seminar. Click here to read an interview with EBA vice chair Gun-Britt...

2015:01

Democracy

Rethinking Civil Society and Support for Democracy

Richard Youngs

Sweden has a long tradition of providing development cooperation with the aim of strengthening democracy and respect for human rights. Sida-support for these purposes has increased in recent years, and accounts for more than 5 billion SEK...

2014:04

The African Development Bank – ready to face the challenges of the future?

Christopher Humphrey

The EBA report "The African Development Bank - Ready to Face the Challenges of a Changing Africa? discusses the African Development Bank's current challenges. It is written by Christopher Humphrey from Zurich University in Switzerland. A...

2014:03

Democracy

International Party Assistance-What do We Know About the Effects?

The report was presented in the following seminar. Click here and here to read blogs from the seminar. Click here to read an interview with Lars...

2015:03

Public administration

Transformative Social Policy in Development? Demystifying Conditional Cash Transfers in Latin...

Johan Sandberg

Conditional cash transfers (CCTs) have been widely promoted for their ability to simultaneously pursue the twin objectives of short-term poverty alleviation through income support (i.e. cash transfers), and long-term poverty reduction...

2015:02

Research, War, security and conflict

Aiding Science. An analysis of Swedish Research Aid Policy 1973 - 2008

Veronica Brodén Gyberg

Veronica Brodén Gryberg has in this report summarized her dissertation on the topic of Swedish research aid policy. The dissertation investigates how Swedish official aid policy constructed the role of research for development in...

2015:01

Democracy

Institutional Impediments and Reluctant Actors - The Limited Role of Democracy Aid in Democratic...

Agnes Cornell

This Development Dissertation Brief (DDB) summarizes Agnes Cornell’s dissertation Institutional Impediments and Reluctant Actors - The Limited Role of Democracy Aid in Democratic Development. The dissertation examines why and under what...

2014:02

Health

Sweden’s Development Assistance for Health – Policy Options to Support the Global Health 2035...

Dean Jamison, Gavin Yamey, Helen Saxenian, Jesper Sundewall, Robert Hecht

On December 3, 2013, the Lancet Commission on Investing in Health (CIH) published Global Health 2035: A World Converging within a Generation. The report laid out a series of opportunities for donors, low-income countries, and lower...

2013

Mapping of Swedish multilateral development aid during the 1997 – 2012 period

Mapsec

The purpose of this study was twofold. One task was to find out how Swedish support to multilateral organisations has evolved over the last 15 years. Another purpose was to investigate what information could be found in publically...

2014:01

Randomized Controlled Trials: Strengths, Weaknesses and Policy Relevance

Anders Olofsgård

The general purpose of this report is to offer input into the ongoing debate on the evaluation and effectiveness of Swedish foreign aid. More specifically, the focus lies on the role of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) in evaluations...