In Fit for Fragility? An exploration of risk stakeholders and systems inside Sida, challenges to handle the simultaneous requirements for accountability and flexibility in development cooperation are analysed. Effective aid must accept risk, especially when it operates in politically unstable and fragile environments. How do Sida and its partners, in practice, handle the tradeoffs between the risk associated with an activity and the potential future award in terms of poverty reduction and enhanced human rights? How can it be done as part of effective risk management? And what role does strategic communication play?
14.00 Welcome and introduction
Presentation of the EBA report Fit for fragility? An exploration of risk stakeholders and systems inside Sida
Nilima Gulrajani, Senior Research Fellow at the ODI (author)
Linnea Mills, independent research consultant (author)
Magnus Lindell, former Deputy Auditor General at the Swedish National Audit Office
Kajsa Johansson, Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SAK)
Hans Magnusson, Director, Africa Department, Sida
Moderator: Johan Schaar, vice chair of the Expert Group for Aid Studies and chair, ALNAP.
15.30 Seminar ends