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Final Evaluation of the support contribution to Superior Authority of State Control – fighting against corruption in Burkina Faso
NIRAS was contracted by the Embassy of Sweden in Burkina Faso to conduct an evaluation of their support to the Superior Authority of State Control and the Fight against Corruption (ASCE-LC) during the 2017-2021 period. In 2017, at the request of the Government of Burkina Faso, Sida approved funding for institutional and organizational support for the ASCE-LC. Through the development of operational tools, capacity building and development of the communication function, the project aimed to contribute to reducing the level of corruption in Burkina Faso. The objectives of the evaluation were to provide lessons on the results achieved and inputs into upcoming discussions for a possible new phase of support. The evaluation found that many achievements contributed to the professionalization of ASCE-LC since 2017. These should not, however, hide a certain number of shortcomings: incompleteness of some tools, failure to carry out certain activities due to budget allocations and a slow bureaucratic structure, and the need for more targeted and specific trainings. Sida should consider funding another phase of support for the ASCE-LC that aligns with the organisation’s strategic plan for the coming period (2021-2025) while coordinating with other donors in the country to adapt the support to the current security and political context.
Agenda 2030 is a global plan of action for sustainable development. It recognizes that ecosystem services and biodiversity are crucial for both people and our planet and are relevant to all Sustainable Development Goals. To support the accomplishment of Agenda 2030 Sida needs to promote the sustainable use of ecosystems and biodiversity.
This brief is an evidence brief regarding innovative financing for biodiversity with the purpose of introducing the topic for Sida staff and partners to Sida. It includes, as references, a selection of the vast literature in the area.
A good quality education, one that is inclusive, equitable and non-discriminatory and that equips learners with the knowledge, skills and attributes that will enable them to become responsible, active citizens with sustainable livelihoods and able to thrive in their societies, is a critical step for ensuring the reduction of multidimensional poverty and real gender inclusion. Sida has contributed to the provision of good quality education in multiple instances across countries supported and can take the lessons learned from those experiences and multiply them by ensuring that quality, along with access and management, is carefully aligned with contextual particularities and a central element of all support provided in future.
Sweden provides long-term unearmarked support to the country programmes of some UN organisations. It is known as country programme support (CPS). This evaluation sought to expand the knowledge of the modality by studying six UN country offices currently receiving CPS. The evaluation examined changes in organisational behaviours, inter-organisational relations, and the Sweden-UN strategic partnership. It found that the flexible, long-term nature of CPS enhanced effectiveness and efficiency within the UN organisations. It concludes that CPS is adding value to the implementation of country programmes/strategic notes and Sweden’s strategy, but there is potential to use CPS more effectively. The evaluation recommends guidance for more structured dialogue between Swedish embassies and the UN organisations. It also recommends that the UN organisations improve their narrative and financial reporting, introduce adaptive resultsbased management, and monitor the development of CPS for learning. Other development partners should be encouraged to provide CPS. The partners should also seize the opportunity to use the modality to promote UN reform and Delivering as One.
Corruption and gender inequality are closely connected. Corruption exacerbates gender inequalities and improving gender equality can help reduce and counter corruption. Men, women and non-binary persons are affected by corruption in different ways while people experience corruption differently depending on social variables such as age, gender identity and gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity and religion or other beliefs. An intersectional gender perspective is therefore important for developing effective strategies to combat corruption, reduce gender inequalities and achieve sustainable development. This brief explores the inter-linkages between gender and corruption relevant in Sida’s work and provides recommendations for policy dialogue.
Under 2022 har situationen för livsmedelstrygghet försämrats och de akuta humanitära behoven eskalerat som direkt följd av Rysslands invasionskrig i Ukraina. Denna kris adderas till en rad olösta kriser. Redan i början av året var antalet människor i hunger, fattigdom och på flykt höga genom en rad komplexa orsaker som förenklat brukar sammanfattas konflikt, pandemin, klimat och ekonomisk kris. I september 2022 saknade var tionde människa dagligen säker tillgång till mat (bilaga 1).
This evidence brief presents recent evidence and research in global health. The topic of this edition is Nutrition, which addresses all matters related to both over- and undernutrition globally. While nutrition is specifically addressed in only one of the 17 SDGs (number 2: Zero Hunger), ensuring an adequate nutrition is recognized as a cross-cutting issue that affects, as well as is influenced by, most of the SDGs. At the current rate of progress, global nutrition targets will not be achieved by 2025 in most countries. However, the global commitment to achieve change has never been greater. This newsletter showcases five recent publications. You may further explore and understand the complex problem of malnutrition through this free open-access educational resource provided through the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Since 2017, the Swedish Embassy in Sarajevo has supported the Mostar Rock School (MoRS) to foster relations and trust across ethnic lines through music education. By offering an opportunity to come together and connect over music, MoRS aims to create new ties among the young, but also among their parents who directly suffered from the war. The overall purpose of the evaluation was to gain a sound understanding of the extent to which MoRS is able to promote peaceful coexistence, trust, and dialogue, and whether aspects of the programme can be replicated and/or brought to scale. It found that MORS is successfully bringing about positive change – transforming attitudes and behaviours. Through MoRS’ values-infused teaching approach, students are learning to live together through teamwork, trust, openness, respect, and understanding. MoRS’ activities have also had ripple effects beyond its student body, spreading to families, communities in Mostar, and elsewhere. An overwhelming number of respondents affirm that MoRS is making Mostar a better place. There is scope for MoRS to grow its operations to meet the demand and there is potential for replicability of MoRS’ good practice both in BiH and beyond. Going forward, MoRS would benefit from regularly monitoring the effects of its work. MoRS needs to prepare a new strategic plan for the upcoming three to five years and a succession strategy.
Green toolbox: Biodiversity and healthy ecosystems are key for enjoying a broad range of human rights, including those for food and health as well as to a clean healthy sustainable environment. In turn, exercising human rights, such as public participation and access to information, can foster stronger action for conservation and the sustainable use of biodiversity and ecosystems. This brief has been produced with the purpose of introducing the topic for Sida staff and partners to Sida.
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