14-January-2008

English, PDF, 294kb

Improving Democracy and Human Rights Support

Employing state of the art guidelines in the field of evaluation of D/HR support, the report outlines criteria for the development of D/HR indicators and data collection.

27-June-2007

English, , 1,365kb

Changing Mind-sets and Developing Institutions in Lao PDR - 'We can't all be ducks'

The report synthesises lessons and implications from a rare learning exercise about Sida support for institutional development (ID) in Laos. Institutions are seen as the formal and informal 'rules of the game' for social interaction - a key to poverty reduction.

2-December-2005

English, , 462kb

Development of Institutions is Created from the Inside - Lessons Learned from Consultants’ Experiences of Supporting Formal and Informal Rules

What have we learned from the experience of supporting the development of institutions – formal and informal rules – within the framework of Swedish development cooperation?The aim of this evaluation was to identify lessons learned that could be of use to actors within development cooperation.

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2-November-2005

Swedish, , 812kb

Institutionsutveckling skapas inifrån - Lärdomar från konsulters erfarenheter av stöd till formella och informella regler

What have we learned from the experience of supporting the development of institutions – formal and informal rules – within the framework of Swedish development cooperation? What has worked well and what has not worked? From what aspects, for whom, under what circumstances – and why? These questions were posed to a group of experienced consultants at two seminars in the summer of 2005. The aim was to try to identify lessons learned

5-April-2004

English, , 337kb

Stronger Evaluation Partnerships, The Way to Keep Practice Relevant

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

4-November-2003

English, , 300kb

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,

4-March-2003

English, , 1,439kb

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,

9-December-2002

English, , 3,365kb

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

English, , 10,131kb

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

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