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Assumptions and Partnerships in the Making of a Country Strategy: An Evaluation of the Swedish-Mozambican Experience Institute of Social Studies

Based on the experience of the 1996–2001 Country Strategy process, this report suggests ways to make the Country Strategy a more effective tool for Sida’s management of development cooperation In Mozambique.


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Approach and Organisation of Sida Support to Private Sector Development

An evaluation was conducted of Sida’s approach to, and organisation of private sector development (PSD) support.


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The Management of Results Information at Sida: Proposals for agency routines and priorities in the information age

This report presents a set of proposals for new routines and priorities for the management of results information at Sida. The purpose is to contribute to an efficient use of such information by and within the agency.


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Poverty Reduction, Sustainability and Learning, An evaluability assessment of seven area development projects

An evaluability assessment of seven area development projects Sida has made a preliminary decision to initiate a study of the poverty reduction impact and sustainability of area development projects. Before launching a more comprehensive study, the present study was carried out to assess the "evaluability" of a sample of Sida supported area development projects.


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Ownership in Focus? Discussion paper for a planned evaluation

This paper takes a closer look at the concept of ownership as it has been defined by Sida and others and reviews some established beliefs about the causes and effects of weak partner country ownership. It concludes with a presentation of a set of issues that should be considered in an evaluation concerned with ownership1 . Its main purpose is to encourage discussion among Sida staff andothers about the focus and scope of a planned


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Fighting Poverty Strategically?, Lessons from Swedish Tanzanian Development Co-operation, 1997–2000

This is an external evaluation of Sidas country strategy (CS) process for Tanzania covering the period 1997-2000. The focus is on the effectiveness of standard instruments in steering the country cooperation in line with Swedish and Tanzanian objectives, including poverty reduction and increased country ownership of programmes. Consideration of impact is excluded but relevance to objectives is assessed in the light of feasible


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Glossary of Key Terms in Evaluation and Results Based Management: Swedish/English, English/Swedish

Used by the UN system, the international development banks, bilateral donor agencies, and many governments and organisations in developing countries, it now represents the core of a common international vocabulary for evaluation and results based management in development cooperation.


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The Evaluability of Democracy and Human Rights Projects: A logframe-related assessment

Support for democracy and human rights (D/HR) has played an increasingly important role in Sida’s co-operation with developing countries ever since the early 1990s. Yet there is a considerable lack of reliable information on the impact of the Agency's D/HR initiatives.


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The Management of Results Information at Sida: Proposals for agency routines and priorities in the information age

The background to the study is that Sida, in particular the Stockholm Office, rarely has easy access to relevant and useful data, when preparing special monitoring and evaluation initiatives, and sometimes even when managing individual programmes.


English, , 770kb

Sida Documents in a Poverty Perspective, A review of how poverty is addressed in Sida's country strategy papers, assessment memoranda and evaluations

Sida's "Action Programme to Promote Sustainable Livelihoods for the Poor and to Combat Poverty" states that every strategy document and project proposal should explain how the activities proposed are designed to reduce poverty, and that evaluations always should consider impact on poverty. ISSN: 1402-215X Sida studies in Evaluation 00/2

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