Sida Framework Agreement for Democracy and Human Rights

About the Project

Research Topic & Roadmap

In this three-year framework contract with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Fundamental and Human Rights (LBI-GMR) provides consultancy services to the Sida headquarters in Stockholm and Swedish embassies worldwide. These relate to the areas of democratic governance and human rights. In this context, the team of the LBI-GMR’s programme line “Business and Development Cooperation” acts as a partner in an international consortium led by FCG Swedish Development from March 2019 to March 2023.

Research Focus

The framework agreement covers the following eight thematic sub-areas:

  • local democracy and decentralisation
  • political institutions, political participation and pluralist civil society
  • public financial management
  • state building, public institutions and administration
  • human rights systems, human rights defenders and the rule of law
  • equal rights and non-discrimination
  • freedom of expression and access to information online and offline
  • human rights-based approach

Research Method

The framework agreement facilitates access to a large number of vetted, experienced professionals and reduces the administrative burden.

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