Swedish EPA's Cooperation with Environmental Authorities in North West Russia and Transboundary Water Issues, 1999-2004
Lars Rylander , Johan Willert
Sida is, since 1999, funding EPAs cooperation programmes in two areas, environmental administration and transboundary water. The teams main findings are that most projects have been successfully implemented, and that the internal effectiveness of the two programmes is considered to be high. However, the outputs and objectives from the projects have generally only marginally contributed to the identified development objectives. The main explanation is lack of political commitment in Moscow. The evaluation team recommends that the goal of the cooperation is reconsidered, focusing more clearly on helping Russia to meet obligations assumed in international environmental conventions and agreements.