Helpdesk Studies for Rwanda and Zimbabwe

In January SKL International is finalising two desk-studies under its Helpdesk for Public Administration and Democracy in Africa. The two short term desk studies are commissioned by Sida at the Swedish Embassies in Rwanda and Zimbabwe

The study for Rwanda describes and make a brief analysis of the legal framework and possible formal constraints and opportunities for CSOs to work in Rwanda. It provides recommendations to Sweden and other Development Partners on the basis of the Swedish strategy for development cooperation with Rwanda and an assessment of the challenges and opportunities facing outside support to civil society organizations.

The study for Zimbabwe is an appraisal of a specific Sida contribution to the electoral support project (basket proposal) of the Zimbabwean CSO; Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN). The intended audience/expected distribution of the submitted Helpdesk delivery is primarily Sida staff at the Embassy of Sweden in Zimbabwe and Sida Head quarter.

For further information about the studies, please contact Erik Faxgård, Helpdesk Manager at:

The Sida Helpdesk for Public Administration and Democracy in Africa is designed to quickly respond to requests made by Sida staff at 17 Swedish Embassies in sub-Saharan Africa. The purpose of the short term assignments is to support Sida´s appraisal, decision making, dialogue and follow-up processes within specified areas under public administration and democracy through short term advice and studies. The services under the Helpdesk is aimed at complementing and strengthening Sida’s own resources and competences. SKL International is contracted to manage the Help Desk until the end of 2017.