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  • 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 ...

  • 2017-07-04 Publication

    Sidas miljöpolicy

    I Sidas verksamhetsidé slås fast att ”vi finns för att stimulera hållbar utveckling och rädda liv” samt att ”vi strävar efter att leda förändringen som utrotar fattigdomen”. Vår omgivande miljö med välfungerande ekosystem och ett stabilt klimat utgör grunden för utveckling och för allt mänskligt liv. En hållbar förvaltning av jordens resurser är därför en förutsätt­ning för minskad fattigdom och hållbara ...

  • 2017-06-30 Publication

    Gender Equality in the Education Sector – Focusing on issues of quality of education and Completion

    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 ...

  • 2017-06-22 Publication

    Evaluation of Praktisk Solidaritet’s Programme 2011–2015

    This report outlines the results of the evaluation of Praktisk Solidaritet’s (PS’s) project, “Mat och kläder till västsahariska flyktingar”. This was an independent evaluation of the effectiveness and achieved results of the Sida-funded contribution to PS and highlights lessons learnt from the intervention. The evaluation adhered to OECD/DAC’s Principles for Evaluation of Development Assistance recognising ...

    Nicklas Svensson , Gert Venghaus