Privat Sector Development Support in Action - Sida's Approach, Working Methods and Portfolio in Russia and Ukraine
Carl Fredriksson , Dan Hjalmarsson , Paul Dixelius
This evaluation identifies and assesses Sida's approach to private sector development (PSD) support in Russia and Ukraine, by examining Sida's working methods and PSD project portfolios in 1996 and 2002. It finds that Sida's approach was predominantely organic, reflecting a gradual and opportunity-driven process based on learning by doing - as opposed to a more rationalistic and conscious planning perspective based on systematic analysis and clear priorities. The main conclusion is that although the organic approach appears to have been well functioning in terms of supporting feasible projects at local level, the overall relevance of the portfolio seems to have suffered. Hence, Sida should reconsider its PSD approach in Russia and Ukraine.