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  • 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

  • 2017-08-24 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

    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

    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 ...

  • 2017-08-24 Publikation

    Mainstreaming gender equality and women’s rights

    Portfolio overview

    Portfolio overview 2016 on Gender equality. Gender equality is a human right and a prerequisite for poverty reduction and sustainable development. Gender equality is achieved when women and men, girls and boys, have equal rights, life prospects and opportunities and power to shape their own lives and contribute to society. As one of the main thematic priorities for Swedish development cooperation, ...

  • 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 ...

  • 2017-08-11 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)

  • 2017-07-25 Publikation

    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