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The purpose of this study is to review the findings of research on international party assistance and evaluation reports of donor institutions. Hence, the aim of the paper is to provide an answer to the question: What do we know about the effects of international assistance to political parties in new democracies?
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Mozambique is chosen as a case study due to its reputation as a forerunner on aid effectiveness and on mutual accountability in particular. In Mozambique, there is a well-developed mechanism and a certain amount of institutional capacity for the implementation of mutual accountability.
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Has donors’ approach to anti-corruption work been adapted to circumstances in different countries? What are the results of support for combating corruption? These were some of the questions that this joint evaluation sought to answer.
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The objective of Sweden's development cooperation with Serbia is to strengthen democracy and sustainable development in order to improve the conditions for accession to the EU.
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Why, despite unprecedented investment in anti-corruption in the last fifteen years and since the implementation of global monitoring instruments and global legislation, have so few countries managed to register progress? These were some of the questions that this report sought to answer.
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In terms of strategies and approaches, the five Swedish projects in Colombia are quite diverse. All of the projects are difficult to assess with respect to fulfilment of objectives, due to the way objectives have been formulated and problems of attribution.
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This report presents the findings of the country study on Ukraine, undertaken as an input to the evaluation of democracy support through Swedish party affiliated organisations (PAOs). The Swedish PAOs have been engaged in cooperation with Ukraine since the mid or late 1990s.
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Traditional democracy support only is likely to yield few concrete results. And projects focusing only on concrete – that is, public works – tend to be few and expensive, of questionable quality and often not reflecting priorities within the community.
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While PAOs can potentially make important contributions, the results of the projects studied are found to be very mixed and problems in relation to project design and management have been observed.
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By assessing compliance and organizational aspects the evaluation aims at strength-ened capacity of both Sida and the authorities to achieve development impact in coop-erating countries.