• 2017-05-31 Publikation

    How Sida Works with Gender Equality

    Gender Tool Box

    Sweden has a longstanding commitment to gender equality and women’s and girls’ rights in development cooperation and humanitarian assistance. With the launch of the Feminist Foreign Policy this has been strengthened. The strong message for gender equality in the Agenda 2030 – as a stand alone goal and integrated in all aspects of the agenda – is also important in Sida’s work.

  • 2017-05-31 Publikation

    Gender, Urban Infrastructure and IFIs

    Gender Tool Box

    Urban poverty challenges are multidimensional. Sida strives to combat poverty and stimulates economic growth by supporting investments in municipal services and urban infrastructure, and ensuring access to services for all. This brief gives an overview of entry-points for gender mainstreaming in urban infrastructure projects with Multilateral Development Banks/International Finance Institutions (hereafter ...

  • 2017-04-26 Publikation

    Evaluation of the Regional Statistics Cooperation on the Western Balkans 2013 – 2016

    The evaluation found that: Activities carried out were by and large relevant and has been moderately effective. The effects of the interventions have been positive, especially considering the Summer School, statistical methodology, gender and social statistics and the prospects for sustainability of results are good for the majority of the components. However, the sustainability of project results ...

    Leif Danielsson , Sabina Ymeri , Pier Giorgio Ardeni

  • 2017-04-28 Publikation

    Aggregating the results that arise from Sida’s investment in Tanzanian Civil Society in 2015

    This study is a continuation of Sida’s efforts to understand the impact that their CSO partners are achieving in effecting change with citizens, professionals, elected officials and Tanzanian institutions. The analysis builds off the original 2014 study. The annual reports of ten organizations are analyzed, with an additional source of data being the transcripts of conversations with seven of the partners. ...

    Dr. Kate McAlpine

  • 2017-04-28 Publikation

    Chemicals and Hazardous Waste

    Chemicals are essential for modern life, but they also pose high health and environmental risks, when not properly managed. There is a general lack of knowledge about risks with chemicals, how to use them and dispose of them safely. Once the awareness is there, it is possible to reduce the risks. Safe management of chemicals and hazardous waste is a prerequisite for sustainable development. This brief ...

  • 2017-04-26 Publikation

    Evaluation of the Sida-funded Partnership in Statistics: A cooperation project between Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia (SORS) and Statistics Sweden (SCB)

    2017:13. There are some factors of success: Sida’s flexibility on project implementation and the possibility of tailoring activities to the partners’ needs; The presence of SCB experts has provided a sense of continuity to the partners and SCB have generally provided good expertise. There are also hindrances and drawbacks including: The project is quite behind on several fronts, both in terms of deliverables ...

    Pier Giorgio Ardeni , Leif Danielsson , Sabina Ymeri

  • 2017-04-26 Publikation

    Mid-Term Evaluation of the National Employment Programme, Rwanda

    2017:11. This Mid-Term Evaluation has focused on the core activities under Pillar I and II of the National Employment Programme (NEP) in Rwanda. The evaluation covers the period from July 1, 2014 to September 30, 2016. The evaluation was planned and implemented in a transparent and participatory manner respecting stakeholders’ views while ensuring the independence of the evaluation consultants, according ...

    Sarah Gray , Charles Twesigye-Bakwatsa , David Muganwa , Marcienne Umubyeyi

  • 2017-04-20 Publikation

    Året som gick – Sidas verksamhet 2016

    En kortfattad berättelse om Sidas uppdrag som Sveriges biståndsmyndighet och hur vi har förvaltat de skattemedel som ställts till vårt förfogande under 2016. Med personliga berättelser och genom att sätta dem i ett sammanhang vill vi ge en bild över hur biståndet ger resultat för människor som lever i fattigdom och förtryck. Den här skriften kompletterar den formella Årsredovisningen och fokuserar ...

  • 2017-04-12 Publikation

    Evaluation of the OECD’s ‘Sector Competitiveness Strategy’ Project in Ukraine

    2017:10. The Swedish Embassy in Kyiv contracted NIRAS Indevelop to conduct an evaluation of Phase 3 of the Sida and EU-funded “Sector Competitiveness Strategy for Ukraine” project implemented by the OECD. Phase 3 took place during a particularly challenging time, with the 2013-14 Maidan revolution and the conflict with Russia in 2014-15 having both negative and positive effects on the project objectives. ...

    Andrea Spear , Vera Devine , Oleh Myroshnichenko

  • 2017-03-06 Publikation

    Climate Smart Agriculture

    The 2030 Agenda calls for us to make our agriculture1 and food systems more efficient and sustainable, and to shift to more sustainable consumption and production approaches. Climate smart agriculture is a recent concept and approach launched by FAO in 2010 in response to the growing need for a clear and coherent strategy for managing agriculture and food systems under climate change to reach food ...

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