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Evaluation of Policy Dialogue as an Instrument in Swedish Development Cooperation - the case of Gender Equality
Despite some flaws, policy dialogue has been an effective tool overall. Swedish embassies have been able to use it in diverse contexts to help achieve Sweden’s development co-operation objectives. There is also clear evidence it has contributed to increased gender equality, particularly regarding development or revision of gender-specific laws. It had the least effect in terms of governments increasing resources for gender equality.
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This report gives an overview of the international research frontier on microfinance, business training, and entrepreneurship, with particular focus on youth and gender empowerment. It provides both a comprehensive overview of the literature and an in-depth analysis of findings. The report discusses the potential and limitations of small-scale business development as a tool for poverty reduction, and informs Swedish development policy.
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Nordic influences on Gender Policies and Practices at the World Bank and the African Development Bank: A Case study
This study has ascertained the usefulness of promoting gender equality through all available mechanisms in each of the two organizations at the appropriate policy level. The different entry points are the Executive Boards, the Board of Governors, the Replenishment negotiations mechanisms, senior management levels and operational managers at headquarters and in the field.
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This evaluation illustrates how gender equality can be and is promoted throughSwedish bilateral support to education.
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The aim of the present evaluation is to assess whether the Academy’s courses for gender equality within the framework of Project UN Resolution 1325have contributed to the implementation of the National Action Plan.
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The Swedish Agency for Development Evaluation (SADEV) has therefore conducted an evaluation with the overall purpose to assess how the thematic priority gender equality and women’s role in development is integrated in the other two thematic priorities.
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Gender Aware Approaches in Agricultural Programmes – Zambia Country Report, A special study of the Agricultural Support Programme (ASP)
The Zambia Country Report is designed to both offer specific feedback on ASP to the Embassy of Sweden in Zambia and to provide significant input into the Evaluation Report.
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Gender Aware Approaches in Agricultural Programmes: A study of Sida-supported Agricultural Programmes
Concern about the ability of the world’s ecosystems to continue supporting human life on earth is resulting in a renewed attentiveness to agriculture and its multi functional character. In 2008 alone three major publications reported on the need to focus policy attention on food and farming.
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The evaluation of Support to Gender Equality in Swedish Development Cooperation was designed to assess progress in the implementation of Sida’s support to gender equality, and to provide input to Sida for its recommendations to the Swedish government’s Gender Equality Policy.
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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