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Evaluability Study of Sida’s Approach to Democratization in Different Contexts

//This report is part of a series of three reports. The others are: 2021:3 Mapping Approaches to Democratization Assessment and 2021:5 Mapping of democratization support// This report presents the third output under the Evaluability Study of Sida’s Approach to Democratization in Different Contexts (see terms of reference (ToR) in Annex 1). Sida in May 2020 commissioned FCG and Tana Copenhagen in partnership with the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and D-Arch to undertake a comprehensive evaluability study of Sida’s democratization support. Three distinct outputs form the combined evaluability study: (i) a mapping of research and donor approaches to democratization providing learning of how democratization can be approached, (ii) a mapping of research and donors’ approaches to assessing the status and progress of democratization providing learning for such assessments and (iii) a feasibility study of evaluating Sida’s democratization support.


Språk: Engelska
År: 2021

Mapping Approaches to Democratization Assessment

//This report is part of a series of three reports. The others are: 2021:4 Evaluability Study of Sida’s Approach to Democratization in Different Contexts and 2021:5 Mapping of democratization support// This report presents the findings from the second mapping exercise that researches how researchers and international donors assess democratization, and donor efforts to support and promote it. A conventional definition of democracy was preferred in this report. The research focused on methodologies themselves, both qualitative and quantitative, rather than on findings and analyses. The report reveals that qualitative evaluation continues to be the principal methodology for donors and a prominent one for researchers, and therefore recommends that underutilised political economy analysis should be expanded. Quantitative evaluation methodology has expanded greatly in recent decades, using ever more advanced methods, and its future growth should be supported. However, evaluation methodology faces new challenges in assessing democratic backsliding but is rising to the task. Lastly, gender equality has become a top priority in democratization programmes and evaluation. Poverty has assumed a prominent but lower place and remains largely the province of the economic growth sector. Efforts to link these themes in democracy evaluations should be encouraged.


Språk: Engelska
År: 2021

Mapping of democratization support

//This report is part of a series of three reports. The others are: 2021:3 Mapping Approaches to Democratization Assessment and 2021:4 Evaluability Study of Sida’s Approach to Democratization in Different Contexts// This report presents the findings of the first mapping exercise that researches the frontier on the relationship between aid and democratization from a research’ and donors’ perspective. The study finds that researchers’ theories on general aid focus on strategic interests of aid actors, while those on democracy aid focus on citizens’ empowerment. The research reveals that autocracies can respond to aid conditionality by window-dressing and that aid programs can legitimize the regime. Donors stress the following aspects in theories of change: political inclusion, the components of a democratic political system, and governance, while focusing on gender equality. This report recommends Sida should consider the impact of other types of foreign aid on democratization, recipients’ strategic interests, and the risks of co-optation and obstruction, especially with non-democratic governments. Since the impact of aid is limited to increasing democracy levels and does not seem to affect democratic regime change, donors’ expectations on how their efforts to promote political participation in non-democratic regimes may lead to political change through citizen empowerment may be too optimistic.


Språk: Engelska
År: 2021

Evaluation of Sida’s Model for Bilateral Research Cooperation

The purpose of this evaluation is to provide an overall assessment of the extent to which Sida’s model for bilateral research cooperation, its System Approach and Basic Logic contribute to research capacity in low-income countries. The programmes have reached many of their stated goals in terms of research capacity development (PhD graduates), an improved research environment (management and infrastructure) and outputs in the form of academic publications. At the same time, there is a set of common challenges related to the extent to which the Sida model strengthen research of high-quality and relevance to poverty reduction and the sustainability of the programme post-Sida’s interventions. Building on evaluation findings and theories of institutional change, the evaluation concludes that the Sida model has not given sufficient attention to research groups and networks as agents of change. Such a focus will not only lead to a different pro-gramme focus and dynamic, but also contribute to making the programme more sustainable beyond Sida support.


Språk: Engelska
År: 2021

The Power Africa Project at Sida: Innovative investment mobilisation for fossil-free electrification. A Mid-Term Evaluation 2015-2019.

The purpose of this Mid-Term Evaluation is to provide a strategic assessment of the implementation and results of Sida’s Power Africa Project (PAP) as well an assessment of PAP’s organisational dimension and learning opportunities within Sida. The evaluation confirms that PAP, mid-term, is well on its way to reach its set targets. In addition, new approaches to energy sector development cooperation have been established within Sida, the partnership base has been broadened, and new methods for mobilising investments beyond development finance have been developed and applied. The evaluation concludes that PAP as an organisational model is highly relevant for other areas of development cooperation. Furthermore, the evaluation provides a number of recommendations on how to scale the PAP approach to further enhance its transformative impact on sustainable development.


Språk: Engelska
År: 2020
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Evaluation of the application and effects of a Human Rights Based Approach to development: Lessons learnt from Swedish development cooperation. What works well, less well and why?

This report presents the findings, conclusions and recommendations from an evaluation of the application and effects of a Human Rights Based Approach in Swedish development cooperation from 2010–2019 to find out what has worked well, less well, and why? The evaluation included four country case studies (Albania, Cambodia, Colombia and Kenya), and was based on document review and interviews with key stakeholders during the period May 2019 to May 2020. The case study reports are included in Volume II of this evaluation. The evaluation finds that there is often no clear distinction in purpose – whether by Sida, embassies of Sweden or co-operation partners in-country – between applying a HRBA and putting advancement of human rights at the centre of work. The evaluation also finds that an important effect of Sweden’s application of a HRBA is that it has strengthened and clarified the country’s commitment to promoting and protecting human rights through international development cooperation. The application of the HRBA, and the enactment in practice of the principles of this approach has been the basis for principled, long-term support to actors who share the goal of promoting development towards a more open society.<br><br>Link to Volume 2: <a href="https://www.sida.se/English/publications/166755/evaluation-of-the-application-and-effects-of-a-human-rights-based-approach-hrba-lessons-learnt-from-swedish-development-cooperation-what-works-well-less-well--why/">Volume II: Final case study reports– Albania, Cambodia, Colombia, Kenya</a>


Språk: Engelska
År: 2020
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Evaluation of the application and effects of a Human Rights Based Approach (HRBA): Lessons learnt from Swedish development cooperation, what works well, less well & why?

This report presents the findings and conclusions from four country case studies on the application and effects of a Human Rights Based Approach (HRBA) in Albania, Cambodia, Colombia and Kenya. These country case studies form part of a larger evaluation, commissioned by Sida’s Evaluation Unit, which aims to systematise knowledge and learning and to generate lessons on what has worked well, less well and why, by understanding how and to what extent a HRBA is applied in Swedish development cooperation. The four countries were identified through a ‘most likely’ case selection strategy, oriented towards strategic HRBA efforts made in these countries. Data collection and analysis took place November 2019 – May 2020, drawing on document review, interviews with key informants and group discussions. Volume I contains the full evaluation report, which includes a synthesis of these case studies and presents recommendations for Sida’s future efforts in championing human rights through the application of a HRBA.<br><br>Link to Volume 1: <a href="https://www.sida.se/English/publications/166751/evaluation-of-the-application-and-effects-of-a-human-rights-based-approach-to-development-lessons-learnt-from-swedish-development-cooperation.-what-works-well-less-well-and-why/">Volume I: Final evaluation</a>


Språk: Engelska
År: 2020
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Evaluation of Sida’s Support to Peacebuilding in Conflict and Post-Conflict Contexts – Somalia Country Report

This report presents the Somalia case study for the Evaluation of Sida’s support to Peacebuilding in Conflict and Post-Conflict Contexts and is an annex to the evaluation synthesis report. The evaluation has been commissioned by Sida and undertaken by Tana Copenhagen. It assesses Sida’s approach and support to peacebuilding at the strategic level and seeks to identify what has worked well and what has worked less well. The evaluation finds that the support has been relevant, if not fully comprehensive in terms of focusing on the key drivers of peace and conflict. Effectiveness has been promoted through flexible funding, long-term engagements, and recent support to the humanitarian-development nexus. Sida’s recent approach supporting national statebuilding processes while staying engaged at Federal Member State and local government level shows an understanding of the complexity of the Somalia conflict and the need to ensure a spread of development across geographical and political areas. This minimises the risk for enhanced conflict between the centre and the periphery of the country. However, there is little evidence of any significant emphasis on women and marginalised groups in the peace-building support.<br><br>This evaluation also includes the following reports, see links below:<br><a href="https://www.sida.se/English/publications/163048/evaluation-of-sidas-support-to-peacebuilding-in-conflict-and-post-conflict-contexts/">2019:1 Synthesis Report</a><br><a href="https://www.sida.se/English/publications/163053/evaluation-of-sidas-support-to-peacebuilding-in-conflict-and-post-conflict-contexts2/">2019:2 Bosnia and Herzegovina Country Report</a><br><a href="https://www.sida.se/English/publications/163058/evaluation-of-sidas-support-to-peacebuilding-in-conflict-and-post-conflict-contexts3/">2019:3 Guatemala Country Report</a><br><a href="https://www.sida.se/English/publications/163062/evaluation-of-sidas-support-to-peacebuilding-in-conflict-and-post-conflict-contexts4/">2019:4 Rwanda Country Report</a>


Språk: Engelska
År: 2019
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Evaluation of Sida’s Support to Peacebuilding in Conflict and Post-Conflict Contexts – Synthesis Report

This report presents a synthesis of the findings from the evaluation of Sida’s support to peacebuilding inconflict and post-conflict contexts since the early 1990s. It has been commissioned by Sida and undertakenby Tana Copenhagen. The evaluation assesses Sida’s approach and support to peacebuilding atthe strategic level and seeks to identify what has worked well and what has worked less well. To do so, itdraws from four country evaluations of Sida’s support to peacebuilding in Bosnia and Herzegovina,Guatemala, Rwanda and Somalia. The evaluation finds that Sida’s support has been relevant to thegeneral context in the four countries. While Sida has played an important role in supporting processesthat have contributed to positive change and has managed to identify and utilise opportunities to supportpeacebuilding, underlying conflict factors remain and continue to undermine sustainable peace. Thealignment of Swedish strategies and underlying Sida documentation to specific peacebuilding needs hasbeen weak because, with some exceptions, it has failed to target sufficiently the key root causes ofconflict. The report includes recommendations to strengthen Sida’s peacebuilding engagement.<br><br>This evaluation also includes the following reports, see links below:<br><a href="https://www.sida.se/English/publications/163053/evaluation-of-sidas-support-to-peacebuilding-in-conflict-and-post-conflict-contexts2/">2019:2 Bosnia and Herzegovina Country Report</a><br><a href="https://www.sida.se/English/publications/163058/evaluation-of-sidas-support-to-peacebuilding-in-conflict-and-post-conflict-contexts3/">2019:3 Guatemala Country Report</a><br><a href="https://www.sida.se/English/publications/163062/evaluation-of-sidas-support-to-peacebuilding-in-conflict-and-post-conflict-contexts4/">2019:4 Rwanda Country Report</a><br><a href="https://www.sida.se/English/publications/163066/evaluation-of-sidas-support-to-peacebuilding-in-conflict-and-post-conflict-contexts5/">2019:5 Somalia Country Report</a>


Språk: Engelska
År: 2019
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Evaluation of Sida’s Support to Peacebuilding in Conflict and Post-Conflict Contexts – Guatemala Country Report

This report presents the Guatemala case study for the Evaluation of Sida’s support to Peacebuilding in Conflict and Post-Conflict Contexts and is an annex to the evaluation synthesis report. The evaluation has been commissioned by Sida and undertaken by Tana Copenhagen. It assesses Sida’s approach and support to peacebuilding at the strategic level and seeks to identify what has worked well and what has worked less well. The evaluation finds that Sida has engaged in Guatemala with a clear peace-building lens as it has persistently aligned with Guatemala’s Peace Agreement signed in 1996, although there is room for improvement in ensuring a link to conflict drivers. Significant achievements were realised in the 1990s, where Swedish support channelled through the UN helped support the peace negotiations resulting in an end to the armed conflict. Thereafter, Sida’s support has played an important role in strengthening civil society and key institutions. While there remains room for improvement, considera-ble results have nonetheless been achieved in terms of improved access to justice, transitional justice and the fight against corruption and impunity.<br><br>This evaluation also includes the following reports, see links below:<br><a href="https://www.sida.se/English/publications/163048/evaluation-of-sidas-support-to-peacebuilding-in-conflict-and-post-conflict-contexts/">2019:1 Synthesis Report</a><br><a href="https://www.sida.se/English/publications/163053/evaluation-of-sidas-support-to-peacebuilding-in-conflict-and-post-conflict-contexts2/">2019:2 Bosnia and Herzegovina Country Report</a><br><a href="https://www.sida.se/English/publications/163062/evaluation-of-sidas-support-to-peacebuilding-in-conflict-and-post-conflict-contexts4/">2019:4 Rwanda Country Report</a><br><a href="https://www.sida.se/English/publications/163066/evaluation-of-sidas-support-to-peacebuilding-in-conflict-and-post-conflict-contexts5/">2019:5 Somalia Country Report</a>


Språk: Engelska
År: 2019
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