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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...

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...

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!

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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