SIPU awarded with Sida Framework Agreement for Evaluation Services
We are happy to share that in March, SIPU, as lead in a consortium with ITAD Ltd and Sthlm Policy Group AB, was awarded the Framework Agreement for Evaluation Services by Sida. Our core group, consisting of 10 experienced evaluators, will together with our quality assurance experts ensure high quality in all our undertakings. So far, SIPU has won four call-offs.
Evaluation of The World Academy of Science (TWAS), the Organisation for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) and GenderInSITE (GIS).
The evaluation of the three organisations is conducted by Stein-Erik Kruse (team leader), Anamaria Golemac Powell and Paul Balogun (QA). The team conducts a bottom-up assessment of the results achieved during the agreement period of 2012-2016 and will ultimately bring forward recommendations on potential prolongment of support beyond 2016. TWAS, OWSD and GIS are different types of organisations, but share common overall goals. The assignment will be finalised in June.
Study of synergies between development and humanitarian assistance in Ukraine
The second call-off within the framework was also awarded to SIPU. The study seeks to investigate the contextual complexities of the synergetic relation between humanitarian and development assistance provided by Sida through the Embassy in Kyiv. A special emphasis is to be put on potential resiliences that could function as a bridge between the two. The team consist of Björn Ternström (team leader), Sarah Gray, Anastasia Yermoshenko and Kim Forss (QA). Björn and the team are currently collecting data in Ukraine.
Evaluation of the projects "Institutional Cooperation between the Department for WTO and Trade Defence at the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine and National Trade Board of Sweden" and "Trade policy and practice in Ukraine"
The third call-off won involves evaluating two projects: "Institutional Cooperation between the Department for WTO and Trade Defence at the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine and National Trade Board of Sweden" and "Trade policy and practice in Ukraine". The aim of the evaluation is to conduct an objective assessment of the two, inter-linked projects, based on the acknowledged OECD/DAC evaluation criteria. In addition, the comparative advantages of the National Board of Trade (NBT) and the Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting (IER) as implementing agencies are being assessed. The team of Jonas Lövkrona (team leader), Iryna Bezverkha and Eva Lithman (QA) are currently collecting data in Kyiv.
Evaluation of Save the Children Sweden during Sida’s contribution to Save the Children’s humanitarian work 2013-2015
The fourth and most recent call-off awarded to SIPU is an evaluation of Save the Children Sweden (SCS). Sida wants SIPU to assess the organisation's capacity and role in reaching results of its humanitarian programs between 2013-2015 and to put forward recommendations for potential future support. This evaluation seeks to compliment the previous organisational assessment of SCS conducted by SIPU (see final report for all 30 organisations assessed here). The team, with Björn Ternström (team leader), Ingela Ternström, Leif Danielsson and Eva Lithman (QA), is currently in the inception phase.