• 2017-12-07 Publikation

    Evaluation of EuroMed Rights Promotion of Human Rights in the Middle East and North Africa

    This report presents the findings of the evaluation of EuroMed Rights’ (EMR) programme “Promotion of Human Rights in the Middle East and North Africa” for the period 2014–2016. The evaluation shows that EMR’s programme manages to achieve interesting, and sometimes impressive results. It is primarily a programme that implements high-quality activities (working/solidarity groups, advocacy) based on appropriate ...

    Jérôme Gouzou , Kimiko Hibri Pedersen , Kristoffer Engstrand

  • 2017-12-07 Publikation

    End of Strategy Evaluation of the Zanzibar Legal Services Centre

    This report, which has been commissioned by the Swedish Embassy in Tanzania, presents a review of the Zanzibar Legal Services Centre, a legal aid and human rights based NGO in Zanzibar. The evaluation is based on the ZLSC’s five year strategic plan (2013–17) and is thus an end of strategy evaluation. Based on this, the work of the ZLSC, and the strategic plan, are judged as relevant at the time of ...

    Greg Moran , Clarence Kipobota , Johanna Lindgren Garcia

  • 2017-09-12 Publikation

    Food Security and Agriculture

    Portfolio overview.

    Sida’s disbursements in the field of Food Security and Agriculture are divided into the OECD DAC defined subsectors. The 28 subsectors that make up the agricultural portfolio are divided into four main areas: • Agriculture • Forestry • Fishery • Rural development Sida’s disbursements to these sectors in 2016 was SEK 954.8 million which is about 5.1 percent of Sida’s total disbursements, an increase ...

  • 2017-09-06 Publikation

    Mid Term Review of the Agadir Technical Unit and the Swedish International Development Agency, Sida funded project “Support Quality Infrastructure in Agadir Countries”

    This mid-term review of the 2nd phase of the Support to Quality Infrastructure in Agadir Countries (SQIA) was commissioned to provide Sida, the Agadir Technical Unit and Swedac (the implementing agency) with an independent assessment of the project. The project appears as relevant at first sight, but it is unclear to what extent it is technical barriers that hinder trade within the region, given the ...

    Ali Dastgeer , Bourhan Kreitem , Jens Andersson , Stefano Ciarli

  • 2017-09-06 Publikation

    Evaluation of ITP 299 – Strategies for Chemicals Management

    The main purpose of the evaluation of this International Training Programme was to identify results, collect lessons learned and provide recommendations for future design and implementation of ITPs in chemicals management. Eighty-two ITP participants from ten countries were interviewed; drawing from both ITP 299 and its predecessor ITP 258. The evaluation found both ITPs to be efficiently executed ...

    Ali Dastgeer , Abigail Hansen , Adriana Jalba , Alicia Borges Månsson

  • 2017-08-11 Publikation

    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)

  • 2017-08-24 Publikation

    Improving the human right to safe water and sanitation

    Portfolio overview

    Portfolio overview on Sida’s work with water and sanitation 2016. Access to safe drinking water and sanitation is crucial, not only for people’s health and wellbeing, but also for poverty reduction and economic development. Sweden promotes efficient, fair and sustainable water use and management as well as improved access to safe drinking water, basic sanitation and hygiene facilities. Sida’s financial ...

  • 2017-08-24 Publikation

    Anti-Corruption in Water and Sanitation

    With 2.1 billion people without access to safely managed water services, 4.5 billion still lacking safely managed sanitation facilities, and almost 1000 children dying daily due to water-­ and sanitation related diseases, we cannot afford vital resources to be misused, lost or squandered by corruption. It represents a major obstacle to sustainable development, not least in the water and sanitation ...

  • 2017-08-24 Publikation

    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 ...

  • 2017-08-24 Publikation

    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, ...

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