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This utilisation focused evaluation was commissioned by Sida to learn lessons from the implementation of 10 global Challenge Funds supported by Sida. It reviewed Sida’s rationale and underlying assumptions for the use of this modality in development cooperation, and identified best practices for Challenge Fund design and management. The overall conclusion of the evaluation is that the Challenge Fund modality was appropriate for the majority of the programmes and the intended outcomes for the majority of the funds have been broadly achieved.
With 2.1 billion people without access to safe drinking water at home, 4.5 billion still lack safely managed sanitation and almost 1000 children dying daily due to water and sanitation related diseases, we cannot afford vital resources to be misused, lost or squandered by corruption. Corruption represents a major obstacle to sustainable development, not least in the water and sanitation sector.
L’énoncé de mission de l’Asdi déclare que « nous existons pour stimuler le développement durable et sauver des vies » et que « nous nous efforçons de mener le changement pour mettre fin à la pauvreté ». Notre environnement biophysique avec des écosystèmes fonctionnant bien et un climat stable sont la base du développement et de toute la vie humaine. La gestion durable des ressources de la planète est donc une condition préalable à la réduction de la pauvreté et à la durabilité des sociétés - pour les générations actuelles et futures.
En juin 2017, le Directeur Général de l’Asdi a officiellement approuvé un nouveau Plan d’actions pour l’environnement 2017–2020. Le plan s’appuie sur la Politique l’environnementale et décrit ce qui devrait être réalisé, quand et par qui. Ce document met en évidence les cibles clés du Plan d’actions.
PRINCIPALES CIBLES ENVIRONNEMENTALES POUR LE TRAVAIL DE L’ASDI EN TANT QU’ORGANISATION ANALYTIQUE ET FINANCIÈRE ET PARTENAIRE DE DIALOGUE
INTRODUCTION TO THE GCF
1. INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
What is climate finance?
Armed conflicts constitute main obstacles to sustainable development. They create enormous human suffering and make pathways out of poverty more difficult. By 2030, OECD estimates that over 60% of the world’s poor will be living in countries affected by conflict and fragility. Total disbursement to conflict prevention, peace and security was SEK 733 million in 2016. 58% of all Sida support had peace and security as principal or significant objective.
MAIN AREAS OF SUPPORT
A key element in Swedish development cooperation is ensuring that children living in poverty and in other vulnerable situations, particularly girls, complete quality education without discrimination.1 Gender equality in education strengthens quality, provides an appropriate learning environment for both girls and boys, and ensures that students leaving secondary school have an awareness of gender equality. This is in line with the global commitment to “leaving no one behind” as set out in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Climate change hits people in poverty hard through extreme weather events, rising sea levels, and changed conditions for agriculture and other livelihoods. It threatens much of the development that has been made in low- and middle-income countries in recent decades. Combating climate change is a high priority for the Swedish Government, and Sida is committed to support its partners in taking climate action. In 2016, Sida provided 2.8 billion SEK in grants for climate action across sectors, making up 15% of Sida’s total disbursements.
The Government of Sweden and four UN agencies announce a new joint programme to boost efforts to achieve universal access to sexual and reproductive health and to end AIDS.
This World AIDS Day, the Government of Sweden and the regional offices of UNFPA, UNAIDS, UNICEF and WHO announce the start of a USD 45 million Joint UN four-year regional programme to reduce unintended pregnancies, sexually transmitted infections (STIs), new HIV infections, maternal mortality and sexual and gender-based violence (GBV) across East and Southern Africa.
Why is financial protection important to reduce poverty and increase shared prosperity?
Financial losses from natural disasters continue to rise. Developing countries and their low-income populations experience the greatest impacts.
Over the last 10 years, global losses due to natural disasters have averaged $165 billion a year.
Gender often influences whether or not children attend or remain in school. Across the world, girls are more likely than boys to be out of school, and the poorest girls/women from the most disadvantaged rural areas tend to have the lowest educational attainment levels. The reasons why girls are more likely than boys to be out of school relate to social power structures and socially-constructed norms that define the roles that boys/men and girls/women should play.
Some Results of Swedish Development Cooperation 2016
In Uganda, the work for children’s rights resulted in the adoption of a national policy against violence in schools. It is now used in 560 schools in 28 districts.
In South Sudan, Sida’s support contributed to over 25 000 childbirths being assisted by trained staff.
Swedish humanitarian aid provided protection and support to people affected by natural disasters or conflicts in 56 countries and regions.
Democracy and human rights are essential for providing people living in poverty and under oppression with power, voice and choice to improve their living conditions. Sida’s support to the thematic area of democracy and human rights amounted to SEK 5.6 billion in 2016. This makes democracy and human rights Sida’s largest thematic area, equivalent to approximately 30% of Sida’s total disbursement 2016.
by Federica du Pasquier
Floods cause more damage worldwide than any other natural disaster. Sida's partner Global Resilience Partnership, works to promote new solutions that build resilience to floods before they strike, as opposed to the work today where most of the work is done after a disaster has occurred.
by Rob Grace
A decade ago, 32 million people were in need of urgent humanitarian assistance - today that number is over 125 million. Prolonged conflicts have displaced millions and more intense natural disasters are having a greater impact on people’s livelihoods. Climate change, extreme poverty, water scarcity, food shortages, migration and epidemics require humanitarian organizations to help more people in more places. Last year, the humanitarian sector saw its largest ever funding gap of US$15 billion according to the High-Level Panel on Humanitarian Financing.