Evaluation of the performance of SDC instruments in fragile and conflict-affected contexts

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Evaluation of the performance of SDC instruments in fragile and conflict-affected contexts

This report is an independent evaluation of SDC‘s work in fragile and conflict affected states. The evaluation considers in particular the performance of instruments; analysis, flexibility and adaptability; complementary of SDC and Swiss instruments and SDC‘s role in the wider system.

Methodology: The evaluation is based on seven case studies. The evaluation team formally reviewed a series of relevant documents and drew on considerable personal experience. Interviewees included SDC managers at headquarter and field level, NGOs and Red Cross partners, UN agencies, donors and national governments and local authorities. There were four formal workshops and other participatory interactions.

Main findings: SDC is well positioned to work in fragile states. It has the right mixture of approaches, good instincts operationally, and can play an important and valuable role in the wider international system. To achieve this potential, SDC needs to become more flexible and needs to complement its technical efforts with political understanding and positioning.
While the individual performance of SDC’s instruments is good, there is considerable potential for better performance, by bringing the different instruments together to address root causes of fragility and conflict. Analysis needs to be improved.
SDC complementarities have been improving over the recent years, with numerous instances of strategic cooperation between humanitarian, regional and Eastern Europe cooperation. However, there are some potential future fault-lines which need to be addressed with the new emphasis and growth of global cooperation.
Working with the rest of the development cooperation system is the area with the greatest diversity. In all contexts, SDC works to strengthen local civil society and Swiss NGOs, as well as frequently working with local governments. However, its direct and attributable work with multilateral organisations varies considerably. Its engagement with other donors is also variable – in some contexts, it is an active and appreciated facilitator, and in others, it is not especially well-engaged.

Mots-clés Etats fragiles, Conflict, Development cooperation
Domaine Suisse et étranger
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Métainformations concernant cette étude

Mandataire Lewis Sida (Team Leader), Ben Ramalingam, Bill Frej, Ross Mountain, Frauke de Weijer
Mandant DFAE - Département fédéral des affaires étrangères
Coût (CHF) 165 000 CHF
Budget Swiss Development Cooperation SDC (DEZA, DDC, DSC)
Bases légales Art. 170 BV
Droits d'auteur Copyright, Bundesbehörden der Schweizerischen Eidgenossenschaft, 2007
Droits d'auteur: autorités de la Confédération suisse, 2007
Diritti d'autore: autorità della Confederazione Svizzera, anno 2007
Dretgs d'autur: autoritads da la Confederaziun svizra, 2007
Copyright, Swiss federal authorities, 2007
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Date de création 30.05.2012
Date de saisie 30.05.2012
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