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Efforts to improve the institutional arrangements in relation to IDPs (principally within the UN) have been taking place within the context of wider efforts to improve coordination in humanitarian operations.
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This evaluation addresses the question on how support to culture and the media can be linked to efforts to reduce poverty, and it assesses the relevance of Sidas present policy and practice in the field of culture and the media...
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It is a recurrent complain that contrary to policy the recipient countries do not readily assume ownership of project evaluation, but often seen them as a burden rather than as a useful tool. The changing modalities of development co-operation, with a growing share of aid transfers being channelled through multi-donor budget and sector support programmes are also a challenge to the conventional practice of evaluation. The paper
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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.
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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
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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,
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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
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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,
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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
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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