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Latest news from FCG Sweden

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Responsible Business Fund in Myanmar


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FCG Sweden is since August 2017 managing the Danida-financed Responsible Business Fund (RBF) in Myanmar.The Embassy of Denmark has established the DKK 80 million RBF to “increase the competitiveness and responsible behaviour of Myanmar enterprises” by providing partial grants to SMEs for the implementation of projects in the seven eligible areas: Energy Efficiency, Water use Efficiency, Waste treatment and Recycling; Occupational Safety & Health (OSH); Food Safety; Managerial &...

FCG Sweden supports civil society development in Ukraine


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The EU-financed project "Technical assistance for civl society development in Ukraine" has now entered its second month since the startup in October. FCG Sweden's project manager Pontus Förberg came back from Kiev on Monday 20th of November and reports that the inception phase has been finalised in a very good manner. We are very pleased with the team and the support we are getting from the EU Delegation as well as our partners ICE and Eurasia, says Mr Förberg. The project aim is to provide...

Study Visit for the Ministry of Home Affairs, Vietnam in "Training and development in the Swedish Civil Service"


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Study Visit for the Ministry of Home Affairs, Vietnam in - "Training and development in the Swedish Civil Service"From 25th until 28th September – FCG Sweden hosted and organized a study visit in Stockholm, on “Training and development in the Swedish Civil Service” for the Vietnamese Ministry of Home Affairs – with an overall objective to present an overview of competence development and training in the Swedish Civil Service. The group was introduced to the SIPU model of producing training...

FCG Sweden signs Framework Agreement for organisational reviews with Norad


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FCG Sweden, in association with NCG (Nordic Consulting Group) Norway has just signed a Framework Agreement with Norad. During the next four years, we will be the first service provider to conduct organisational reviews of CSOs (Civil Society Organisations) with whom Norad has a collaboration.   Civil society organisations play a critical role in international development cooperation: a viable civil society is essential in promoting democracy and accountability to governments.  The majority of...

Two week training course in Human Resource management in the Health Sector for Delegation from Vietnam


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On Thursday 27th April 15 Senior officials from different parts of the Vietnamese health sector celebrated their graduation from an intensive two week training programme in Human Resource management in the Swedish Health and elderly care sector. The course covered multiple aspects of human resource management in healthcare, including training of doctors and nurses, leadership and management development in the healthcare sector, demands associated with an ageing population and privatisation....

Supporting capacity development and gender mainstreaming at the Parliament of Jordan


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FCG Sweden is hosting a study visit with Members of Parliament and civil servants from the Jordan Chamber of Deputies (CoD) who are visiting Stockholm between the 3rd and 6th of April to learn more about the Swedish parliamentary system, political participation and gender mainstreaming. The study visit is part of an EC-financed project with the overall purpose to strengthen democratic governance, the institutional and administrative capacity of the Chamber of Deputies (CoD) in Jordan and...

UNDP covers FCG owned Sync Accelerator in exhibition on Sustainable Development Goals


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The FCG owned Sync Accelerator, a multi-cultural IT recruitment agency that connects innovative companies with exceptional IT professionals, regardless of where they come from has been covered for its exceptional engagement in promoting inclusive and sustainable economic growth, and decent work for all in the UNDP exhibition on Sustainable Development Goals. Sync Accelerator has Sweden’s largest pool of newly arrived and international tech talent in Sweden. The exhibition presented the work...

50 years of international development work!


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The Finnish Consulting Group celebrates 50 years of international development work this year. It all started in 1967 when Finnish foresters made a study on reforestation in Tunisia. The assignment was commissioned by what was then FINNIDA – now Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.The Finnish Consulting Group is still, 50 years later, the most prominent supplier of consultancy services to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland.FCG International 50 years – Finland 100 years!

ORGUT and SIPU International merges into FCG Sweden


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FCG Sweden is the new face of ORGUT Consulting AB and FCG SIPU International AB that came together in early 2016. From April 2017 the international business of ORGUT and SIPU will be legally merged and the future business will be carried out under the new registered name FCG Swedish Development AB, trading as FCG Sweden.FCG SIPU International AB, trading under the name FCG SIPU, will continue as a specialized provider of training services to the public sector in Sweden.FCG Sweden combines a...

FCG Sweden to launch new Sida Help Desk for Sub-Saharan Africa


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FCG Sweden has established the Sida Help Desk for Democratic Governance & Human Rights in Africa, after winning the call-off late last year. The Help Desk will provide support to the Sida Africa Department and Embassies in Sub-Saharan Africa, to help staff in addressing democratic governance and human rights issues - issues central in Swedish developmental cooperation in both formulating strategy and implementation.The Help Desk offers easily accessible, short-term advisory services, and...

Strengthening Community Policing in Albania, Second Phase, 2017 - 2020


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Strengthening Community Policing in Albania builds upon the first phase, successfully implemented by SIPU International during 2012 – 2015. The programme is Sida-financed and SIPU International has been awarded the contract to implement the second phase.The overall objective is to build mutual trust and partnership between police and communities in order to create safe neighbourhoods in Albania. The project is planned to address three interrelated areas: Community Policing support to Regional...

Continued success in the Sida framework agreement for evaluation services


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As part of the merger of SIPU and ORGUT, now under our new name FCG Sweden, we have merged our consortia for the Sida evaluation framework agreement. We now have a core team of 20 evaluation experts, spread over six partners. Apart from FCG Sweden, our consortium includes Itad Ltd, Sthlm Policy Group AB, NCG Sweden and Tana Copenhagen ApS.  Jointly, we won 16 of the 34 the call-offs contracted during 2016. At the end of January, we held our first consortium meeting, where we discussed lessons...

Conference on Multidimensional Poverty – How to Understand, Measure and Monitor Poverty in Multiple Dimensions


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Ending poverty in all its forms everywhere - Goal 1 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - highlights poverty in multiple dimensions, including monetary and non-monetary aspects. How we measure and understand poverty impacts our choices of approaches and strategies to end poverty. Agenda 2030, SDG 1, and the commitment to “leave no one behind” made up the frame of the conference that was held in Stockholm 10-11 November 2016. The aim of the conference was to reflect on how we can...

Discussing evaluation quality and independence at the European Evaluation Association conference


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Christian Carlbaum and Johanna Lindström represented SIPU/ORGUT at the European Evaluation Society conference in Maastricht, 26-30 September 2016. They each chaired a panel discussion: Ensuring the Quality of Independent Evaluations under Resource Constraints". Johanna chaired this session and was be joined by Kim Forss, Founder and Owner of Andante - Tools for Learning AB,  Eva Lithman, Independent Consultant, and Joakim Molander, Head of the Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Unit at Sida....
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