8-January-2004

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Private Sector Development Support in Action: Sida’s Approach, Working Methods and Portfolio in Russia and Ukraine

This evaluation identifies and assesses Sida's PSD approach in Russia and Ukraine by examining Sida's working methods and the relevance of its PSD project portfolios.

4-November-2003

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Support for Private Sector Development, Summary and Synthesis of Three Sida Evaluations

Sida recently commissioned a thematic series of three evaluations of its approach to private-sector development (PSD) support. The present report summarizes and synthesizes central findings of the evaluations, in order to highlight major lessons learnt. It concludes that comprehensiveness and sequencing of measures are crucial aspects of a successful approach to PSD support. In general, support should first be directed to the

3-June-2003

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Rural Development and the Private Sector in Sub-Saharan Africa, Sida's Experiences and Approaches in the 1990s

The main purpose of the evaluation is to assess the extent to which Sidas support to rural development has adopted a private sector development (PSD) perspective during the 1990s. The findings and recommendations of the evaluation are to be specifically used in developing Sidas PSD approach. The focus of the study is on Sidas PSD interventions and approaches in rural sub-Saharan Africa, with a particular emphasis on Zambia,

15-May-2003

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Institutional Perspectives on the Road and Forestry Sectors in Laos, Institutional Development and Sida Support in the 1990s

The present study reviews the road and forestry sectors in Laos and Swedish support to these sectors during the 1990s from an institutional development perspective. It finds that, so far, transition of the institutional set-up of Laos has been unable to come to grips with the fundamental problems facing the two sectors. Swedish support for institutional development, which has aimed at building modern forest and road authorities

4-March-2003

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Donorship, Ownership and Partnership, Issues Arising from Four Sida Studies of Donor-Recipient Relations

National or local ownership is commonly regarded as a precondition for sustainable results of development cooperation. In 2002, Sida commissioned four major evaluation studies, covering ownership aspects in different modalities of aid in a number of partner countries. The present paper examines the four studies with respect to effects on ownership of the aid relationship, leadership and management, institutions and modalities,

16-January-2003

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Reflection on Experiences of Evaluating Gender Equality

The current post-evaluation aims to learn lessons from the evaluation approach and methodology used in Sida's Gender Equality Evaluation carried out in 2001-02. The report summarises frank, self-critical reflections by eight of the evaluation team members. The nature of the subject of the Gender Equality Evaluation prompted a careful preparation of evaluation methods and tool, e.g. Concept Papers and Prompt Sheets and tools for

2-January-2003

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Environmental Considerations in Sida's Evaluations Revisited, A follow-up and analysis six years later

This evaluation is a follow-up of a study on how the environment was treated in Sida's evaluation (SSE 96/4). The results from 1996 were rather dismal and the objective of this present evaluation was therefore to see to what extent there had been any improvements with regard to assessments of environmental performance. However, there had been no general improvement. Contrary to Sida's policies, both ex ante EIAs and ex post EIAs had

9-December-2002

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Supporting Ownership, Swedish Development Cooperation with Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda (Volume 1: Synthesis Report)

Looking at Swedish development cooperation with three countries in East Africa, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, this study tries to find out how a longstanding Swedish policy of facilitating and promoting partner country, half a dozen projects and programs are examined in depth. The conclusions of the study are relevant to development cooperation generally. With the shift from projects to programs. ISBN 91-586-8737-8ISSN 1401-0402 Sida

3-December-2002

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Supporting Ownership, Swedish Development Cooperation with Kenya,Tanzania and Uganda (Volume II: Country Studies)

This report presents a study of partner country ownership in Sidas development assistance to East Africa, focusing specifically upon an analysis of a selection of Sida projects and programs in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. A companion report to these country studies draws upon the data and evidence assembled here to provide a synthesis and examination of the broader implications of the ownership agenda in Sidas development assistance in

15-November-2002

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Mind the Middle: Country Plans: The Missing Middle of Sida's Country Strategy Process

Sida's country strategy model builds on a complementary package of general and specific strategic choices for the allocation of Sida resources. The long term country strategy paper (CSP), with its five-year time horizon, outlines the general approach for such allocation.

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