A consortium of three organisations, including the Swedish Institute for Public Administration (SIPU), the Institute of Development Studies (IDS, UK)  and International Organisation Development (IOD PARC,UK), carried out a two-year evaluation of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency’s (Sida’s) civil society strategy, as implemented by Swedish framework CSOs and their national partners.

The final reports and executive summary available here were published in September 2015.

The evaluation utilised the Reality Check Approach to understand the realities and perspectives of people living in poverty and marginalisation, together with a Meso-level’ study of diverse actors’ efforts to address these issues from local to the national level. The evaluation took place in three countries: Pakistan, Nicaragua and Uganda.

The purpose of the evaluation was: “To find out if, how and why/why not the support to civil society actors in developing countries via Swedish CSOs has contributed to the overall objectives of the support by creating conditions to enable poor and discriminated people to improve their living conditions and quality of life. The focus of the evaluation should be on learning aspects”. Continue reading…