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2022:January

Evaluation of Aid

Evaluation

Assessment of the EBA’s Country Evaluations: Quality, Use & Learning

Elliot Stern, Ole Winckler Andersen

This report assesses a portfolio of five country evaluations (CEs) commissioned by EBA between 2015 and 2017 and published between 2016 and 2018. These CEs, in Tanzania, Uganda, Cambodia (the site of 2 studies) and Bosnia-Herzegovina took...

2021:November

Organisation and Management of Aid

Mapping

Multi-Stakeholder Ownership and Sustainability in the Context of Development Projects

Pranvera Muçaj

The issue of ownership has been at the heart of the international development debate for several decades. While the Paris Declaration from 2005 contributed to (at least an alleged) consensus on the centrality of ownership, or partner...

2021:November

Organisation and Management of Aid

Other

Förändringsteori som strategiskt verktyg för hållbarhet inom IKEA

Jens Andersson

Published in Swedish...

2021:November

Organisation and Management of Aid

Other

Applying Adaptive Theory of Change in Fragile and Conflict Affected Settings

Erik Bryld, Julian Brett, Léonie Borel

Swedish aid and development cooperation need to be able to adapt to changing circumstances. This is true not only for individual projects or programmes, but for entire portfolios and strategies. In this Working Paper the authors...

2021:August

Evaluation of Aid

Analysis

Punching Above its Weight or Running with the Crowd? Lessons from Sweden’s Development...

Adam Pain

This working paper reviews the lessons that can be drawn from Sweden’s development cooperation with Afghanistan from 2002–2020 and the implications of these for Sweden’s future engagement with the country. The analysis is based on...

2021:July

Organisation and Management of Aid

Review

Corruption and Aid: A Literature Review (in Swedish)

Helena Hede Skagerlind

Corruption in development aid is a recurring issue of debate. This background report, the author of the report compiles conclusions from academic and gray literature on the extent of corruption in development assistance. The aim is...

2021:June

Humanitarian Assistance, Migration, Organisation and Management of Aid

Other

Forced Displacement and the Humanitarian‐Development Nexus: A Roundtable Anthology

Alexander Burlin, Jason Gagnon, Karen Jacobsen, Kim Wilson, Mona Ahmed, Sarah Miller

This Working Paper summarises three roundtable discussions arranged by EBA during Spring 2021 under the theme "Forced Displacement and the Humanitarian‐Development Nexus." The three roundtables looked at challenges and opportunities for...

2021:May

Evaluation of Aid

Relevant? Almost Always: Relevance in Development Cooperation

Joel Samoff

Evaluations of interventions within development cooperation are almost always based on the evaluation criteria developed by OECD/DAC. This includes an assessment of whether an intervention is relevant. One observation related to the...

2021:May

Equality, Health and Social Protection

Mapping

Mapping of Swedish Aid Addressing Menstruation

Elin Bergenlöv

During the last ten years, the issue of menstruation has received increasing attention in Swedish development cooperation. However, an overall picture of the extent to which menstruation is addressed in Swedish aid is absent. The aim of...

2021:May

Organisation and Management of Aid

Like-Minded in Principle or in Practice? Priorities and Allocations in EU Member States’ Foreign...

Jonas Tallberg, Olof Karlsson

Together, the EU and its 27 member states constitute by far largest provider of Official Development Assistance (ODA) in the world. Several member countries have been important donor countries for a long time, while others are emerging....

2021:May

Climate and Environment

Circular Economy – a Conceptual Review and Analysis of Implications for Swedish Development...

Daniel Slunge, Ida Andersson, Petter Wikström, Thomas Sterner

Circular economy is increasingly discussed in Swedish, European, and international public policy making. This report provides a review of the circular economy concept and discusses its potential implications for Swedish development...

2020:November

Climate and Environment

Analysis

Alignment of Sweden’s Multilateral Aid with the Paris Agreement on Climate Change

Lisa Hjelm, Mats Hårsmar

The study contains assessments of 25 multilateral organisations receiving support from Swedish ODA. To what extent are their work aligned with the Paris Agreement in terms of climate mitigation, adaptation to adverse effects of climate...

2020:juli

Equality, Organisation and Management of Aid

Mapping

Vad är jämställdhetsbudgetering, vem gör det och har det effekt?

Anna Schnell

Gender budgeting means a systematic integration of the causes to gender inequality and design of measures for increased gender equality in both budgets and budget processes. It is clearly written in the Sustainable Development Agenda as an...

2020:April

Education and Research

Mapping

Development Research in Sweden – A Dispersed Research Community Under Pressure

Cecilia Strand, Elin Bjarnegård, Flora Hajdu, Henning Melber, Janet Vähämäki, Jonas Ewald, Magnus Jirström, Rickard Lalander

This study was initiated and conducted by the newly established Swedish Development Research Network (SweDev) with support from the Expert Group for Aid Studies (EBA). The study has sought to map the Swedish development research community,...

2019:May

Humanitarian Assistance

Review

Blockchain as a tool in humanitarian action - a brief overview of potential uses

Anna Bäckman

The existing initiatives using blockchain technology in humanitarian aid are few and at an early stage. The potential of blockchain should nevertheless be considered seriously. It can, for example, be used within financial means, reducing...

2018:December

Organisation and Management of Aid

Review

In Pursuit of Per Diem - Donor and Recipient Practices of Per Diem Payment

Arne Tostensen

Increasing emphasis on capacity-building and training activities as a proportion of donors’ country programmes has drawn attention to per diem practices. This report discusses the uses and abuses of per diem payments, predominantly by...

2018:oktober

Organisation and Management of Aid

Review

ICT i det svenska biståndet

Expertgruppen för biståndsanalys

Information and communication technology (ICT) has long been an important part of Swedish development assistance both at the bilateral level and via multilateral organizations. This report aims to map the Swedish ICT assistance during...

2018:October

Public Administration

Analysis

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...

Background pattern

2018:June

Climate and Environment

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:April

Evaluation of Aid, Public Administration

Mapping

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 aid. The paper uses the...

2018:April

Public Administration

Mapping

Sweden’s Development Support to Tax Systems

Klas Markensten

More financing, including taxes, is needed to reach the Sustainable Development Goals. At the Addis Ababa conference 2015 the Addis Tax Initiative was launched, in which donors were asked to double their technical assistance to...

2018:april

Democracy and Human Rights

Mapping

Rättsstatens principer och svenskt utvecklingssamarbete

Anna Jonsson Cornell

The purpose of this report is to present the current policy framework, and provide an introduction to how Swedish actors work and have worked with the rule of law principles within the framework of Swedish development cooperation. The...

2018:April

Equality

Evaluation

On-going Evaluation of Gender Mainstreaming at Sida – Second Report

Elin Bjarnegård, Fredrik Uggla, Hanna Barvaeus

EBA 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. This report presents updates and extensions of findings and...

2017:December

Evaluation of Aid

Description of method

Analytical Framework for Portfolio Analyses of Swedish Development Cooperation

Annika Nilsson, Johanna Lindgren Garcia

This study is based on an expressed need at EBA to supplement its research reports with portfolio analyses that describe what Swedish development cooperation does in a specific country or sector. In addition, there is a need to...

2017:September

Climate and Environment

Other

The Impact of Foreign Aid on Local Deforestation

Nicklas Nordfors

The aim of the thesis is to answer the question: does foreign aid have an impact on local environmental degradation, specifically deforestation, in recipient countries? The study link geocoded data on aid projects in Uganda to high...

2017:September

Health and Social Protection

Other

Plant Pests and Child Health: Evidence from Locust Infestations in West Africa

Evelina Linnros

For many households in developing economies climate shock, economic instability, illness and conflict are part of everyday life. Without access to formal insurance and credit markets, this means a limited ability to smooth...

2017:April

Equality

Evaluation

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. In total, two interim reports and a final EBA report will be presented. This first...

Background pattern

2016:December

Organisation and Management of Aid

Mapping

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

Ulrika Ahrsjö

The question posed in this paper is in whether re-formulated political goals for development assistance lead to reclassifications of individual aid projects, rather than actual reallocations of funds. The study compares...

2016:October

Economic Development, Public Administration

Mapping

Sweden's Economic Relationships with Uganda

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

Sweden’s bilateral aid to Uganda over the period 2000-2015 was fairly extensive, amounting to around 335 million Swedish Kronor (SEK) per year (Openaid 2016). This explorative study aims to map commercial and other economic...

2016:June

Economic Development, Public Administration

Other

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

Ulrika Ahrsjö

Can foreign aid contribute to attracting private investment to developing countries? This paper applies an instrumental variable strategy developed by Galiani et al. (2014) to data from 35 countries that traversed the middle income...

2015

Organisation and Management of Aid

Mapping

Data - Swedish international aid in Sweden

The Expert Group for Aid Studies

The study Svenskt statligt internationellt bistånd i Sverige – en översikt (2014:05) maps out how Swedish international aid has been evaluated during 2013. The data used in the report is available here. The findings were presented...

2014:August

Economic Development, Organisation and Management of Aid

Analysis

Poverty Focus in Selected Swedish Aid portfolios

Mats Hårsmar

The aim of Swedish international development assistance is to help reduce poverty. The purpose of this paper is to assess whether projects and programmes in a selected number of Swedish partner countries focus on what research have...

2014:August

Economic Development, Organisation and Management of Aid

Analysis

The Poverty Focus of Swedish Bilateral Aid: A Comparativ Analysis

Bob Baulch

The Development Assistance Committee’s peer review of 2013 notes that “Sweden’s aid remained largely as it was at the time of the last peer review: thinly spread across a wide range of countries and sectors”. The review...

2013:December

Organisation and Management of Aid

Mapping

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...