• 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, ...

  • 2017-08-24 Publikation

    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 ...