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23 Jan 2018 description

The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Programme (2014- 2016) is a US$5.2 million programme which supports the implementation of the Zanzibar Education Development Plan (ZEDP) 2008/9-2015/16. The GPE support contributes to the achievement of the policy objectives of ZEDP of achieving equitable access, improved quality and improved efficiency and effectiveness in the education sector.

21 Dec 2017 description

Executive Summary

This report presents the findings, conclusions and recommendations from the evaluation of the third call of civil society support in Ethiopia through umbrella organisations. The evaluation was commissioned by Sida.

19 Dec 2017 description

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

19 Dec 2017 description

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).

13 Dec 2017 description

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.

12 Dec 2017 description

When: Thursday, 14 December 2017, from 8:30-17:30

Where: Radisson Blu Hotel, Addis Ababa

Who: State Minister of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, UNICEF Representative to Ethiopia, SIDA, high level officials from Amhara and Addis Ababa Bureaus of Labour and Social Affairs, local and international NGOs working in Addis Ababa and Amhara regions, the media and other invited guests.

01 Dec 2017 description

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.

08 Oct 2017 description
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Baghdad, Iraq, 5 October 2017 – As the military operations to retake Hawija continue, more than 30,000 people have been displaced since September 21st. Of those, 12,500 have returned. To meet the urgent needs of these women and girls, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), with the generous contribution from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), supported the deployment of a mobile delivery room, along with a Gender-Based Violence (GBV) response mobile team inside re-taken areas of Hawija district.

15 Sep 2017 description

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.

31 Aug 2017 description

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.

17 Jun 2017 description

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.

18 Apr 2017 description

La grave crise humanitaire qui sévit dans la Région du Lac Tchad a aggravé les conditions de vie déjà précaires d’une grande majorité des populations de cette région. L’accès aux services de base et à l’eau potable en qualité et en quantité suffisante constitue un élément essentiel dans l’assistance à ces populations. Mais le contexte géologique et hydrogéologique particulier de la région du Lac Tchad est à l’origine des problèmes de salinité qui réduisent le taux d’accès à l’eau des populations locales.

20 Mar 2017 description

Introduction

This report presents the findings of a Link Nutrition Causal Analysis undertaken in the Dari Suf Bala District of the Samangan Province in Afghanistan between April 25th and May 31th 2015. Based on the UNICEF causal framework, a Link NCA is a structured, participatory, holistic study which builds a case for under nutrition causality in a local context. To introduce the specificity of this study, we briefly present the three determinants of the conceptualization of a causal analysis of nutrition (Link NCA).