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  • 2017-08-24 Publication

    Transboundary Water Cooperation in MENA

    Cooperation around shared water resources has the potential to promote trust between countries and to be an instrument for larger cooperation. This is highly important for the countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region where water scarcity and conflicts are a threat to enhanced well-­being. Sweden supports efforts to improve regional cooperation in MENA in order to achieve sustainable, ...

  • 2017-08-24 Publication

    Transboundary Water Cooperation in the Mekong

    For generations, the Mekong River Basin has served as a life-­sustaining force, supporting the livelihoods and food security of more than 60 million people in the region. The river’s rich mosaic of ecosystems supports the world’s largest inland fisheries and exceptional riverine biodiversity that is only surpassed by the Amazon River. The abundant natural resources of the Mekong River have provided ...

  • 2017-08-24 Publication

    Mainstreaming gender equality and women’s rights

    Portfolio overview

    Portfolio overview 2016 on Gender equality. Gender equality is a human right and a prerequisite for poverty reduction and sustainable development. Gender equality is achieved when women and men, girls and boys, have equal rights, life prospects and opportunities and power to shape their own lives and contribute to society. As one of the main thematic priorities for Swedish development cooperation, ...

  • 2017-08-24 Publication

    Transboundary Cooperation on Freshwater in Africa

    Availability of, and access to, water resources have a strong bearing on populations and ecosystems as well as on livelihoods, economic growth and overall development in Africa. Although Sub-­Saharan Africa on average is well-­endowed with water resources, these are unevenly distributed, highlighting the need for good water governance. To promote poverty alleviation and inclusive growth, it is important ...

  • 2017-08-11 Publication

    Sida’s Support to Public Administration and Institutional Capacity Development 2003-2015:

    Democracy and human rights have made great progress in many parts of the world over the last 30 years, not least in Sweden’s development cooperation partner countries. However, we also see a reversal of this trend since 2005, and oppression and authoritarianism are increasing. In 2016, for the 11th consecutive year, oppression increased in more countries than those where democratic progress was recorded. ...

    Göran Hydén , Marina Buch Kristensen , Kirza Buch Kristensen , Hamish Nixon (ODI)

  • 2017-07-25 Publication

    Review of the Statistical Cooperation project between the National Institute of Statistics of Albania and Statistics Sweden, Phase IV, October 2014 – December 2017

    This report presents the findings, conclusions and recommendations of the Review of the Statistical Cooperation project between the National Institute of Statistics of Albania and Statistics Sweden, Phase 4, October 2014 - December 2017. The overall objective of the fourth phase was to contribute to the development of a sustainable statistical system in Albania. The project had five major components ...

    Leif Danielsson , Sabina Ymeri

  • 2017-07-25 Publication

    Evaluation of Swedish Support to the One UN in Albania for gender equality work 2012–2017

    The main objective of this evaluation was to assess the comparative advantages and disadvantages of the One UN Coherence Fund as a channel for Swedish support for gender equality in Albania. The evaluation was planned and implemented in accordance with OECD/DAC quality standards and evaluation criteria, and followed an utilisation-focused approach.

    Jonas Lövkrona , Sabina Ymeri

  • 2017-07-11 Publication

    The year in review –Sida’s operations 2016

    During 2016, we experienced how long-term and close Swedish development partnerships can contribute to peaceful solutions in drawn out armed conflicts, such as those in Colombia and Myanmar. In addition, we had the opportunity to contribute to global initiatives for more effective, sustainable and inclusive international aid. But mostly, 2016 was a year marked by armed conflicts, major refugee migrations ...

  • 2017-07-04 Publication

    Sida’s Environment policy

    Sida’s mission statement declares that “we exist to stimulate sustainable development and save lives” and that “we strive to lead the change to end poverty”. Our bio-physical environment with well-functioning ecosys-tems and a stable climate is the foundation for develop-ment and all human life. Sustainable management of the earth’s resources is therefore a prerequisite for reduced poverty and sustainable ...

  • 2017-07-04 Publication

    Human Rights, Biodiversity and Ecosystems

    Biodiversity and healthy ecosystems are key for enjoying a broad range of human rights, including those for food and health. In turn, exercising human rights, such as public participation and access to information, can foster stronger action for conservation and the sustainable use of biodiversity and ecosystems. People in rural areas who directly depend on biodiversity for their survival are exceptionally ...