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Democratisation | Decentralisation and local governance | Political economy | Governance as transversal theme
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    Issue Paper Parliament Support

    Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation, DDLGN | 2016 | Global, | Key Reading

    Firstly, this paper intends to raise awareness among actors within the SDC and among partner organisations about the opportunities, but also the challenges of greater involvement in parliamentary support. It provides information about current international practice, experience and lessons learned in assisting parliaments to date. Secondly, the paper intends to position the SDC’s current engagement in this area. It undertakes a brief review of the SDC’s involvement in parliamentary support and outlines possible avenues to pursue for its future engagement.

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    Learning Project 8 Case Studies

    Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation | 2018 | Key Reading

    The case study focuses on the outcomes and impacts of social audit practices in the framework of the Improved Livelihood of Rural Communities (ILRC) project implemented by HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation in Afghanistan.

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    Learning Project Analysis of SDC Case Studies

    Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation | 2018 | Key Reading

    This section analyses twelve case studies on civil society participation and accountability in local governance processes. It looks at power issues and the analysis of power, the role of civil society and participation of civil society in local governance, accountability mechanisms and experiences, alignment with national policies and systems, and specific issues in fragile contexts.


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    SDC internal work space for: Policy Influencing for Advocacy

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    Accessible only to SDC and EDA personnel

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    SDC How-to Note: Result-oriented Policy Dialogue

    SDC | 2017 | Global, | Key Reading

    Result-oriented policy dialogue (PD) aims at a conducive environment to maximize the impact of development and humanitarian cooperation. Based on staff experience, the present document should insist to induce behavioural change at population, institutional and policy level.

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    Changing Policies beyond Policy Dialogue

    dldp, Helvetas, SDC | 2018 | Western Balkans, | Key Reading

    A documentation and qualitative analysis of dldp’s policy engagement and impact. This report’s objective is to a) document dldp’s policy engagement in selected thematic areas; and b) analyse the programme’s impact on selected policies and policy making processes.