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Latest news from FCG Sweden

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


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!


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


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


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


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


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


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


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....