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  • 2018-01-09 Publication

    Democracy and Human Rights

    Portfolio Overview

    Democracy and human rights are essential for providing people living in poverty and under oppression with power, voice and choice to improve their living conditions. Sida’s support to the thematic area of democracy and human rights amounted to SEK 5.6 billion in 2016. This makes democracy and human rights Sida’s largest thematic area, equivalent to approximately 30 % of Sida’s total disbursement ...

  • 2017-12-21 Publication

    Evaluation of Sida’s ITP approach for Capacity Development

    This report presents the findings, conclusions and recommendations from an evaluation of Sida’s International Training Programme (ITP) approach to capacity development. Sida commissioned the evaluation in order to inform the future work of the Sida Capcity Development Unit (CAPDEV) with ITP as a capacity building instrument and provide recommendations for adaptations for future use. The evaluation ...

    Ingela Ternström , Elizabeth Bamwine , Marina Buch Kristensen , Japhet Makongo , Björn Ternström with Quality Assurance by Paul Balogun

  • 2017-12-21 Publication

    Evaluation of 3rd Call off of civil society support through umbrella organisations 2013–2017

    This report presents the findings, conclusions and recommendations from the evaluation of the third call of civil society support in Ethiopia through umbrella organisations. In the third call, five umbrella organisations were funded with a total of MSEK 61 for three years. They in turn selected some hundred sub-grantees/implementing partners. The projects were supposed to contribute to strengthening ...

    Kathleen Webb , Agneta Gunnarsson , Camille Pellerin , Abdulatif Idris , Bezawit Bekele

  • 2017-12-21 Publication

    End-Term Evaluation of the Global Partnership for Education (2014–2016) in Zanzibar

    This report, which has been commissioned by the Swedish Embassy in Tanzania, presents an evaluation of the performance of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Programme in Zanzibar (2014–2016). The evaluation assessed performance using criteria of relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability and provided recommendations for a next phase of support. Overall, the GPE programme ...

    Sheila Reed , Angela Arnott , Idrissa Yussuf Hamad , Kristeen Oberlander Chachage

  • 2017-12-20 Publication

    Towards Green Climate Fund Accreditation and Support

    The ground-breaking Paris Agreement on climate change was adopted in 2015, and it entered into force within a year. By November 2017, 170 countries, including a majority of Sida’s cooperation countries, had ratified it. The Agreement aims to keep the temperature increase below 2°C, and to pursue efforts to limit it to 1.5°C, and to enhance the capacity to adapt to climate change. The main tool to achieve the ...

    Tara Shine

  • 2017-12-20 Publication

    Supporting Access to Finance for Climate Action

    The ground-breaking Paris Agreement on climate change was adopted 2015, and it entered into force within a year. By November 2017, 170 countries, including a majority of Sida’s cooperation countries, had ratified it. The Agreement aims to keep the temperature increase below 2°C, to pursue efforts to limit it to 1.5°C, and to enhance the capacity to adapt to climate change. The main tool to achieve ...

    Tara Shine

  • 2017-12-20 Publication

    Integrating Climate Action into National Development Planning

    The adoption in 2015 of Agenda 2030 with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Paris Agreement, the Sendai Framework and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda signalled an increasingly coherent international vision of sustainable development. Together they seek to move away from the siloed approaches and individual sector goals that characterised the MDG era to a more integrated and mutually interdependent ...

    Tara Shine

  • 2017-12-19 Publication

    Gender and Educational attainment

    Gender Tool Box

    Gender often influences whether or not children attend or remain in school. Across the world, girls are more likely than boys to be out of school, and the poorest girls/women from the most disadvantaged rural areas tend to have the lowest educational attainment levels. The reasons why girls are more likely than boys to be out of school relate to social power structures and socially-constructed norms ...

  • 2017-12-19 Publication

    Gender Equality in the Education Sector

    Gender Tool Box

    A key element in Swedish development cooperation is ensuring that children living in poverty and in other vulnerable situations, particularly girls, complete quality education without discrimination.1 Gender equality in education strengthens quality, provides an appropriate learning environment for both girls and boys, and ensures that students leaving secondary school have an awareness of gender ...

  • 2017-12-19 Publication

    Guidelines for a Simplified Environmental Assessment

    Green Tool Box

    This is a guide to support the dialogue during partner organisations’ integration of environment and climate change in contributions. More specifically, it provides guidance for Step 2: The partner’s environmental assessment of the document “Introduction to Environment and Climate Change Integration in Contributions”.