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OECD Development Co-operation Peer Reviews: Sweden 2019

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Published on June 12, 2019

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The OECD's Development Assistance Committee (DAC) conducts periodic reviews of the individual development co-operation efforts of DAC members. The policies and programmes of each DAC member are critically examined approximately once every five years. DAC peer reviews assess the performance of a given member, not just that of its development co-operation agency, and examine both policy and implementation. They take an integrated, system-wide perspective on the development co-operation and humanitarian assistance activities of the member under review.This review commends Sweden for its consistently generous levels of official development assistance and its global development leadership on peace and conflict prevention, environmental sustainability and gender equality. It also welcomes Sweden’s strong focus on and comprehensive toolbox for leaving no one behind. The review suggests that Sweden could benefit from consolidating its development co-operation policy framework and further enhancing the connections between its country, regional and thematic co-operation strategies.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Conducting the peer review
Abbreviations and acronyms
Sweden’s aid at a glance
Context of the peer review of Sweden
The DAC’s main findings and recommendations
Progress since the 2013 DAC peer review recommendations
OECD DAC standard suite of tables
Field visit to Liberia
Organisational charts
Secretariat’s Report7 chapters available
Sweden's global efforts for sustainable development
Sweden’s policy vision and framework
Sweden’s financing for development
Sweden’s structure and systems
Sweden’s delivery modalities and partnerships
Sweden’s results, evaluation and learning
Sweden’s humanitarian assistance
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MAIN FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Read the DAC's main findings and recommendations, available in English and in French.


 

Sweden Peer Review 2019 Infographic

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A good practice excerpt from the peer review: Sweden’s Feminist Foreign Policy has created an effective platform to address gender equality globally

In October 2014, Sweden became the first country in the world to launch a Feminist Foreign Policy. This policy represents a shift towards a more systemic approach to addressing inequality, and focuses on enhancing the rights, representation and resources of women and girls globally. It also enables Sweden to use all its foreign policy tools to address gender equality. On security, for example, Sweden has used its non-permanent membership of the United Nations (UN) Security Council to advance women’s participation in peace efforts and conflict prevention, creating a Swedish Women’s Mediation Network that is actively working in Afghanistan, Burundi, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Yemen and Zimbabwe. In trade, Sweden has worked hard to improve the gender focus of European Union (EU) trade agreements. The EU’s free trade agreement with Chile has an entire chapter on gender equality for the first time, thanks in part to Sweden. Mobilisation and achieving normative change are integral parts of Sweden’s strategic approach.

Read chapter 2 of the peer review for more on Sweden’s gender-focused approach

 


Sweden's implementation of peer review recommendations from 2013

 

Read about the implementation of the 2013 recommendations (Annex A)


 About this review


Sweden's peer review history


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