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2021:Augusti

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:Juli

Organisation and Management of Aid

Review

Corruption and Aid: A Literature Review (in Swedish)

Helena Hede Skagerlind

Korruption inom biståndet är en återkommande fråga i samhällsdebatten. I denna underlagsrapport sammanställer rapportförfattaren slutsatser från akademisk och grå litteratur kring korruptionens omfattning inom biståndet....

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: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

Humanitarian Assistance

Review

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

Anna Bäckman

A new technological innovation wave is washing over the globalised world. You may have stumbled upon terms like IoT (Internet of Things), ICT, AI, bitcoin and blockchain. It is all about digitalisation, technology and new ways of thinking....

Background pattern

2018

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

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...

Background pattern

2018

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

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...

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 taxation by...

2018

Equality

Evaluation

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...

2017

Evaluation of Aid

Description of method

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

Climate and Environment

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 and Social Protection

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: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

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:Juni

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

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:Augusti

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...