OECD Development Co-operation Peer Reviews: Sweden 2013

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This DAC peer reviews of Sweden assesses its overall development co-operation performance, examining both policy and implementation. It takes an integrated, system-wide perspective on the development co-operation and humanitarian assistance activities of the country under review.



Results and accountability of Sweden's development co-operation

Sweden takes results-based management seriously and is currently engaged in a second round of reforms to strengthen its performance in this area. Sweden already has a strong culture of planning for, and monitoring of, programme results. Where possible, Sweden identifies its programme results from indicators in its partners’ monitoring frameworks and assesses progress jointly against these shared indicators. However, it sometimes has problems linking these results to its broader development objectives. Sweden also needs to get better at using evidence from its results monitoring to inform its bilateral and multilateral aid decision-making. Sweden’s reforms are aimed at streamlining and prioritising its many development co-operation objectives to provide greater focus and put results right at the heart of its decision-making processes and bilateral, thematic and multilateral strategies. However, the sequencing of these reforms has been problematic and delays in finalising the new guidelines on results strategies are hampering Sweden’s efforts and those of its partners.


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