How can Swedish authorities make a greater difference to development assistance?

In the Western Balkans today, there is a clear objective to meet the requirements of a functioning public administration with a view to EU membership. Photo: Pixabay.

Of: Númi Östlund

Swedish authorities have for many years been one of the major implementers of bilateral aid in Eastern Europe and the Balkans, but also in Africa and Asia. But the authorities often act in the shadows and there is a lack of studies and evaluations around their work, writes Númi Östlund, investigative secretary at the Expert Group for Development Aid Analysis.

October 1, 2020, Analysis