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Of: Annie Sturesson et al.
Governments and aid organizations are facing difficult considerations about how resources should be distributed, not least in light of the 169 sub-goals in Agenda 2030. But by analyzing how the goals affect each other, they can prioritize smarter - to the benefit of the whole, write Annie Sturesson and Nina Weitz, researchers at the Stockholm Environment Institute.
May 22, 2018, Debate
Of: Rune Jansen Hagen
For aid to be effective, donors must choose and prioritize what they want to invest in. During the last decade, both Sweden and Norway have tried to reduce the number of countries receiving their aid. Now, however, it seems to be going in the other direction. Rapid political changes risk diluting development aid, writes researcher Rune Jansen Hagen.
March 13, 2018, Debate
Of: Annie Sturinge (f. Sturesson)
More and more developing countries are taking the step from low to middle income status. Uganda hopes to be next in line. Despite high growth, these countries face several challenges. Abruptly stopping aid to these countries risks being counterproductive, writes Annie Sturesson, senior economist at the Ministry of Finance in Uganda.
March 24, 2015, Debate
Of: David Scott
Sida's proposal to phase out aid to Bolivia, Colombia and Guatemala can be questioned for three reasons, writes former Sadev employee David Scott in a second reply.
March 12, 2013, Debate
Of: Jocke Nyberg
It is clear that there are political reasons behind Sida's proposal to close bilateral aid to Colombia, Bolivia and Guatemala. That is the opinion of Jocke Nyberg, an independent evaluation consultant
March 6, 2013, Debate
Of: Göran Holmqvist and Mats Hårsmar
One of the more talked about reforms of Swedish development assistance during the past term of office was the decision to focus on a smaller number of partner countries. It was a reform that was welcomed not least by the development assistance administration. Increased focus enables increased efficiency and thus probably better results from development assistance. Three years later, it can be stated that the geographical fragmentation of Swedish development assistance is largely unchanged.
November 24, 2010, Debate