How Sida works with evaluation

Published: Thursday, June 18, 2009

Changed: Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Sida’s Unit for Monitoring and Evaluation plans for and commissions independent evaluations that assess the quality of the development co-operation that Sida finances.

Sida uses these evaluations as a tool for decision making and learning. All evaluations are published electronically on Sida's publication database.

The evaluation of Sweden’s development assistance is carried out on two levels:

  • Each department and team at Sida evaluates its development assistance efforts within its own area of responsibility.
  • The Unit for Monitoring and Evaluation has a broader and greater responsibility, focusing on assuring the quality of the evaluations and planning and commissioning more thematic and strategic evaluations, usually in co-operation with other international evaluation organizations.

Management response

Sida has had a management response system in place since 1999. This system requires that Sida responds to and in cases acts on the results and recommendations the evaluations produce. A number of these responses can be found in Sida’s publication database.

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