• 3-March-2016

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    Business and Human Rights in Development Cooperation – has Sweden Incorporated the UN Guiding Principles

    The study finds examples of policy commitments to improved human rights practices by companies as well as diligent efforts in agencies and State-owned companies. The observed good practices by the State institutions appear to reflect results of systematic efforts with regards to implementation of human rights commitments. This is due to internal work in the institutions and not to specific requirements posed by the State ministries.

  • 18-February-2016

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    What Works for Market Development: A Review of the Evidence

    This pre-study aims to inform Sida of the evidence of what works for market development and the results frameworks and results chains derived from it. Secondly, it identifies where the gaps in the evidence are and, based on this, makes recommendations as to what Sida should focus on in evaluating its market development portfolio. It focuses on private sector development, financial sector development, trade, and the use of instruments.

  • 8-December-2015

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    Youth, Entrepreneurship and Development

    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.

  • 16-December-2008

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    Evaluation of Swedfund International: An analysis of private sector development impacts

    By studying inter-nal investment documents, by interviewing Swedfund staff and with the help of a questionnaire to Swedfund’s portfolio companies in developing countries, this evaluation tries to assess to what extent Swedfund have fulfilled the goals laid down for the organisation.

  • 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.

  • 1-August-2001

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    Approach and Organisation of Sida Support to Private Sector Development

    An evaluation was conducted of Sida’s approach to, and organisation of private sector development (PSD) support.