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Sidas hantering av misstankar om korruption och oegentligheter i biståndet

Korruption är ett av de största hoten mot att bekämpa fattigdom. För att fattigdomen ska minska och människors rättigheter respekteras behöver korruption bekämpas med kraft. Korruption minskar tilliten i ett samhälle och när människor inte litar på makthavare blir demokratin svagare. Korruption hindrar ekonomisk tillväxt och investeringar. Tillgången till hälsovård, utbildning, bostäder, mat, vatten och sanitet minskar på grund av korruption. Sidas hållning är att alltid informera, aldrig acceptera och alltid agera och utreda misstänkta korruptionsfall. Alla misstankar om korruption, oegentligheter och andra missförhållanden, oavsett storlek eller omfattning, utreds av Sida. Av de 374 ärenden som avslutades under 2021 kunde misstankarna bekräftas i 228 ärenden (61 procent). I de resterande 146 ärendena kom utredningen fram till att misstanken var ogrundad eller inte kunde bekräftas. Under 2021 översteg antalet avslutade fall antalet nya fall för första gången, och 374 ärenden avslutades jämfört med 184 ärenden under 2020. Ökningen av antalet avslutade ärenden beror i första hand på att Sida har utökat och stärkt upp utredningsgruppen från tre till fyra utredare. Under 2021 var återkrav den enskilt vanligaste påföljden, följt av kapacitetsstärkande åtgärder och uppsägning/avsked hos samarbetsorganisationen där fel har begåtts.


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Language: Swedish
Year: 2022
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Evaluation of Olof Palme International Centre Programme in Albania: “Civil Society Programme for Participation, Accountability and Social Change 2019–2022”

The purpose of the evaluation was to provide an impartial review of the Olof Palme International Centre (OPC) Civil Society Programme for Participation, Accountability and Social Change in Albania. The evaluation concludes that the programme approach was coherent with Sida’s strategies and other development efforts, relevant in the Albanian context and that results were achieved across areas of citizen participation and labour rights and that the programme is well-managed. Main threats to sustainability relates to the need for continued funding and the difficulty of balancing programme support whilst being aware of risks of substituting roles of local government and labour unions. The outcome mapping methodology for reporting is resourceintensive, but showed promise as a process for self- and partner reflection and contributed to building relations between OPC and its partners. The evaluation provided recommendation that Sida and potential other donors should fund future phases of the OPC programme and to continuously review and adjust the balance between providing external support to emerging trade unions and ensuring leadership and ownership of the changes by the trade unions.


Language: English
Year: 2022
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End of Project Evaluation of “The Strengthening Civil Society Effectiveness in Promoting Good Governance and Increasing Citizen’s Awareness and Demand for Human Rights in Zambia Project (2018 to 2022)”

With financial support from the Embassy of Sweden in Zambia under a four-year cooperation agreement, the project ‘Strengthening Civil Society Effectiveness in Promoting Good Governance and Increasing Citizen’s Awareness and Demand for Human Rights in Zambia’, was implemented by ActionAid Zambia (AAZ). The evaluation explores the extent to which AAZ has strengthened civil society in Zambia by supporting increased civic participation and accountability for improved governance. More specifically, the evaluation looks at the performance of AAZ as a funding modality (design of grants), and provides reflections on the achievements, challenges and weaknesses to inform the next phase of the support.


Language: English
Year: 2022
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Guarantee Portfolio

Sida’s mission is to create opportunities for people living in poverty and under oppression to improve their living conditions. In addition to grant funding, Sida offers a guarantee instrument which is designed to share risk with public and private actors in order to mobilize additional capital and bring in new partners to reach development impact.


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Language: English
Year: 2022
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Sida’s Biodiversity related support 2021

Sida annually reports in accordance with the Convention on Biological Diversity on its financial support relating to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. This document provides a summary of Sida’s biodiversity-related support in 2021.


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Language: English
Year: 2022
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Decolonising Health – an evidence-based overview

The concept of decolonization is not new. Over the past several years, the concept of decolonisation has been used to critically examine the field of global health and development. As global health evolved, it has attempted to shed the colonial roots of its predecessors – tropical medicine and international health. In particular, tropical medicine was established as an effort to protect colonial interests through tackling infectious diseases in the colonies. However, evidence indicates that some of the concepts that shaped tropical medicine continue in the scholarship, institutions, and leadership of global health and development.


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Language: English
Year: 2022
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Evaluation of Sida’s support towards food security as part of a wider food system

Sida’s support to food security and food systems spans a diverse range of sectors, including support to reforms of agricultural and land policies, land administration and tenure, food production, agricultural extension services and training, distribution, markets at local, regional and global levels, processing and commercialisation of agricultural products (value chains), technical and scientific innovation, economic instruments, research as well as humanitarian aid in acute and protracted crises. The evaluation looked at how Sida approaches food security in a food systems perspective, how Sida works with food related programming, and where there is room for improvement. The findings show that while a broad range of programmes are relevant for contributing to food security there is very little policy guidance to steer general programming, and even where food security is mentioned in Sweden’s country cooperation strategies, it is never defined. As a result, Sida’s profile in relation to food security is indistinct and reflects a variety of paradigms for influencing food systems.


Publication type: Sida Evaluation
Language: English
Year: 2022
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Final Evaluation of Strengthening Integrated Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR/HIV) and Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) Services in East and Southern Africa (ESA) to Accelerate Action on Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 3 And 5 Programme

This evaluation considers the 2gether 4 SRHR programme, a regional joint UN programme that combines contributions of four UN agencies; UNAIDS, UNFPA, UNICEF, and WHO. The overall vision of the programme is that all people, particularly adolescent girls, young people and key populations in East and Southern Africa are empowered and supported to exercise their SRH rights and access quality integrated SRHR/HIV and SGBV services so that they enjoy a healthy life. The evaluation’s objective was to assess the relevance, coherence, effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability of the programme and to assess its progress. Among others, the conclusions of the evaluation were: • The programme was well aligned to strategic plans and priorities of RECs, countries and participating UN agencies; • The programme has significantly contributed to the Delivering as One (DaO) principle through joint planning, collaboration and coordination with UN and non-UN stakeholders; there are, however, structural barriers that prevent UN agencies from further DaO contribution; • The programme significantly contributed to advancing integration of SRHR/HIV and SGBV across the East and South African (ESA) countries.


Language: English
Year: 2022
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Education

Education plays a fundamental role in human, social and economic development. Investments in good quality education, especially in the education of girls, are of fundamental importance for poverty reduction and sustainable development. Education is also key to building a democratic society, inclusive economic development and promoting gender equality. Sida’s support to education amounted to SEK 846 million in 2021, corresponding to 3 percent out of Sida’s total support.


Publication type: Portfolio Overview
Language: English
Year: 2022
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Development Economics Brief, No. 8, July 2022

Domestic Revenue Mobilization in Sida’s Partner Countries.


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Language: English
Year: 2022
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