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Evaluation of “Strengthening Associations of Municipalities and Cities in Bosnia and Herzegovina” Project

The Strengthening Associations of Municipalities and Cities in Bosnia and Herzegovina project (2017-2021) aims to strengthen the two associations ability to support their members’ rights. The project was jointly financed by the Governments of Sweden and Switzerland and implemented by SALAR/SKL International, the Association of Municipalities and Cities of Republika Srpska (RS AMC) and the Association of Municipalities and Cities of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH AMC). The purpose of this evaluation is to assess the project’s success, sustainability, and implementation of cross-cutting issues; contribute to learning and serve as an input to a potential continuation of the project. The evaluation found that the AMCs have increased their competencies in several key and prioritised thematic areas and are increasingly part of the national political dialogue and advocating for their members’ rights. They have however struggled to define, monitor and evaluate their strategies, not developed a plan to become more financially sustainable or been able to ensure that the implementation of the project has taken into account the cross-cutting issues.


Språk: Engelska
År: 2021
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Evaluation of the Financial Sector Deepening Trust (FSDT) Tanzania Strategy 2016–2020

This report presents a mid-term evaluation of the Strategic Plan 2016–2020 of the Financial Sector Deepening Trust (FSDT) Tanzania. The evaluation assesses the relevance, effectiveness, and sustainability of FSDT’s operations, and is expected to contribute to learning and serve as an input to FSDT’s next Strategic Plan. A light benchmarking was done with the Financial Sector Deepening Kenya (FSDK) and Access to Finance Rwanda (AFR). The evaluation found that FSDT’s Strategy has been largely relevant to national priorities and partners’ needs and that it has contributed to key policies and regulations, strengthened market infrastructure, and the development of new products and services. The needs of women and youth, however, have not been addressed properly, and more attention should be given to monitoring, learning, and ensuring value for money. It was moreover found that ensuring sustainability is a key challenge for FSDT, both in terms of programming and the viability of the FSDT itself. The evaluation ends with several recommendations to Sida, other donors and FSDT for the coming strategy period.


Språk: Engelska
År: 2021
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Evaluation of KCB and multi-party guarantees and assessment of prospects of guarantee projects in Kenya

This evaluation considers loan portfolio co-guarantees in Kenya, supported by Sida and USAID 2012-2021. The guarantees were provided to KCB and three Micro Finance Institutions targeting agriculture and clean energy. The evaluation looks back at effects of the guarantees and it provides lessons for future programming. Relevance and additionality of guarantees to move financial institutions more towards lending in agricultural value chains was varied. The use of the guarantees was sub-optimal, but improving over time. The guarantees were generally efficient. The most important effect is seen in improved and extended availability of tailored lending products and services to MSMEs in agriculture. Sida is recommended to: – Continue loan portfolio guarantees focusing on agricultural value chains in Kenya; – Link up with the initiative of the National Treasury to set up a national guarantee facility for SME lending (post Covid-19 recovery); – Include substantial TA in all guarantee arrangements; – Introduce competitive tendering for guarantee-provision to improve effectiveness of the instrument; – Build in a specific approach for impact analysis of loan provision in the guarantee arrangements.


Språk: Engelska
År: 2021
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Global multidimensional poverty analysis 2020

This analysis of global multidimensional poverty has been prepared by Sida during autumn 2020 to support the in-depth reviews of global thematic strategies. After an extended period of declining global multidimensional poverty, the trend is reversing, reinforced by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The decline in resource poverty was already slowing before the pandemic, the consequences of which have combined with conflict and climate change to cause an increase in extreme poverty on a global scale for the first time in a generation. Worldwide, three out of four people living in extreme poverty live in fragile, often conflict-affected countries. A large proportion of them live in rural areas, are young and have low levels of education. More women than men live in extreme income poverty. Africa is the continent on which the largest percentage of the population live in extreme income poverty. While the educational levels among adults has risen, average life expectancy has increased and people are living longer, healthier lives, at the same time, the percentage of people living in food insecurity has increased. The number of armed conflicts is at a historic high and developments in human security are mostly going in the wrong direction. Between 2015 and 2018, for example, the percentage of people living in extreme poverty in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) doubled as a consequence of the wars in Syria and Yemen. Until recently, there was a positive trend in opportunities and choice.


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Språk: Engelska
År: 2021
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Process evaluation of three donor agencies’ responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in Bolivia during the period March–December 2020

This process evaluation concerns the response of three donor agencies (the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), the Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC), and the Global Affairs Canada (GAC)) to the COVID-19 pandemic in Bolivia. The evaluation assesses in a comparative manner how well the three agencies have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic and lessons are drawn for future crises. Focus is on internal procedures within the agencies as well as on the reprogramming process. It is concluded that all three donor agencies have demonstrated a strong responsiveness towards project partners in Bolivia and that decentralised decision-making and adaptive capacity have been critical assets. It is recommended that more thorough assessments of headquarters’ “fit for fragility” preparedness are conducted, and that headquarters’ “duty of care” procedures are reviewed to address critical family issues and protection of national staff. Embassies are recommended to expand their virtual toolbox for communication and monitoring and to serve as a hub for exchange among partner’s during crises. More contextualised gender and vulnerability assessment tools should also be developed.


Språk: Engelska
År: 2021
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End of Programme Evaluation of Sida’s Support to The World Academy of Science (TWAS), 2017–2021

This report presents an end-of-term, forward-looking evaluation of Sida’s support to The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) for the period 2017–2021. It is intended to inform future strategy and programming in TWAS and in the Sida-TWAS partnership. The evaluation concludes that good progress has been made – e.g. young researchers in STLC countries have been strengthened through research support, soft skills, networking and exposure to the value of science beyond academia. Still, the positive benefits – although many and solid – remain at the level of the individual rather than systems, and may not have sufficient long-term benefit or in-built sustainability. The evaluators recommend that Sida continues and even increases support to TWAS, but with higher expectations and increased joint action on more strategic, sustainable financing. The evaluators also urge TWAS to provide stronger leadership towards systems change in STLC and LDC countries, to focus on greater impact through longer-term strategic partnerships, to energise networks, strengthen policies on gender and the environment, and give young and Global South scientists more voice on international forums.


Språk: Engelska
År: 2021

Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

Sida, along with other international development agencies, recognises the importance of being evidence- based in its policy and programming in order to ensure that development- and humanitarian interventions have maximum impact. Understanding what works in development programming is a core commitment in Sida’s Operational Plan (2020-23). This series of ‘Evidence mapping briefs’ on different thematic areas is one of a number of initiatives intended to help Sida policy specialists, managers and programme officers become more evidence-based in their work. Sida headquarters and field staff may be engaged in a range of tasks for which evidence is necessary – for example, contributing to the development of a bilateral, regional or thematic strategy, developing a programme, or appraising project proposals. To this end, the brief is developed as a versatile tool which can cater to their various needs.


Publikationstyp: Brief
Språk: Engelska
År: 2021

End-of-projects evaluation of International Civil Society Centre’s 2018–2020 extension programmes:

The current evaluation considers of Sida’s support to two International Civil Society Centre’s (ICSC) 2018–2020 extension programmes: “Dynamic Accountability for a Resilient Civil Society” (2018-2019) and “Resilient Civil Society in Times of Scrutiny” (2019–2020). The extension projects follow from a previous Sida-supported Global Standard for Civil Society Organisation (CSO) Accountability Project – implemented by ICSC from 2015–2018 – but included a range of other activities and outputs designed to increase CSO resilience. The projects are assessed as relevant to both Sida’s strategies and policies for support to civil society and to the issues facing civil society globally, most notably the increasingly shrinking civic space. Most activities anticipated under the projects were successfully implemented and there are indications that they are contributing to anticipated outcomes, although some outputs have only recently been completed and their contribution to outcomes remains to be seen. Similarly, while the Global Standard is being increasingly referred to by the OECD and European Union (amongst others) that might potentially lead to impact, it is too soon for any real impact to be expected. Levels of sustainability of the Global Standard are increasing, but other ICSC activities remain dependent on Sida funding. While none of the activities and outputs under the two extension projects have a specific focus on gender equality and non-discrimination, the Global Standard has a commitment specifically focused on women’s rights and gender equality and ICSC is increasingly focusing on issues of inclusion.


Språk: Engelska
År: 2021

Water Resources and freshwater ecosystem management

Sida, along with other international development agencies, recognises the importance of being evidence- based in its policy and programming in order to ensure that development- and humanitarian interventions have maximum impact. Understanding what works in development programming is a core commitment in Sida’s Operational Plan (2020-23). This series of ‘Evidence mapping briefs’ on different thematic areas is one of a number of initiatives intended to help Sida policy specialists, managers and programme officers become more evidence-based in their work. Sida headquarters and field staff may be engaged in a range of tasks for which evidence is necessary – for example, contributing to the development of a bilateral, regional or thematic strategy, developing a programme, or appraising project proposals. To this end, the brief is developed as a versatile tool which can cater to their various needs.


Publikationstyp: Brief
Språk: Engelska
År: 2021

Dialogue Support on Health, Environment and Climate Change

The health and well-being of humans, animals and ecosystems are closely interconnected. Cross-sectoral work is, thus, often necessary to obtain both healthy and sustainable solutions. This Dialogue Support serves as a practical tool that aims to engage, inspire, and identify entry points for professionals in the area of health to improve programming and create conditions for cross-sectoral collaboration within the area of environment and climate change. For a general understanding of environment, climate change and health linkages and Sida’s overall point of view, please see Sida’s brief “Health and Linkages to Climate Change and Environment”.


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Språk: Engelska
År: 2021
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