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Contents. 1. 2. 3. 3.1 3.2 3.3 4.

Introduction Evaluations and results Training and capacity development Social development Gender equality The right to a healthy life Skills development for employment and social integration Annual report for the financial year 2013

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2013 was an eventful year for Indevelop! We have continued to successfully deliver high quality services for sustainable social development within the international devel­ opment cooperation sector. Our objective is to contribute to improving international development processes and ultimately help shape a better and more equal society for women, men, children and youth. Over the last three years our vision has been to es­ tablish Indevelop as a centre of excellence in certain key aspects of development work. We aim to make tangible contributions towards sustainable social development and to continually develop the capacity of stakeholders as well as our own. Indevelop has a strong focus on strategic manage­ ment of international development, by providing advis­ ory services on results based management, monitoring and evaluation. We work with development financiers and partner organisations to strengthen their manage­ ment towards results. We continue to work with social development, to increase human rights specifically in relation to the right to education, right to employment, right to health and increased gender equality. We have developed a stronger focus on post-conflict areas and the efforts to realise the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. We actively contribute to strengthened gender equality perspectives and a rights based approach in all our assignments. We have integrated these aspects in our quality assurance and management procedures, and have conducted capacity development events both

internally and with our core team of consultants. Indevelop believes that as private sector actors we can lead the way by taking our social corporate respons­ ibility. We have taken up the challenge to transform the traditional service provider role to become proactive in acting for change where we work. We have developed our approach based on ISO 26 000, and specified our social responsibility into three main areas; what we can do internally as an organisation, what we can do during our assignments and what we can do in community engagement. Last year we became an active sponsor and partner to My Dream Now, an initiative that engages companies and volunteer employees as role models to support, en­ courage and inspire teenagers in less affluent suburbs of Stockholm to build aspirations for their futures and to be motivated enough to realise them. I am proud of our commitment and it is my hope that the fulfilment we get from partici­ pating in the schools is matched by the students we coach.

Catharina Schmitz Managing Director

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1. Evaluations and results.


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Evaluations force us to reflect critically, leading to evidence-based learning and improved planning and operations. Interest in evaluating development interventions is growing and actors are increasingly recognising that understanding what works and what does not is vital to reaching their long-term goals. We believe that having realistic and useful planning, monitoring, learning and evaluation processes in place will help organisations achieve their intended results. This will provide organi­ sations evidence of what works and what doesn’t, and allows organisations working with transformational development to learn and reflect from the work they engage in. Indevelop undertakes evaluations to contri­bute to more transparent, effective and accountable development cooperation by enabling stakeholders to critically reflect on the change processes they are involved in. We endeavour to contribute to enhanced capacity and engagement in evidence based learning. 2013 has been a busy year for our Evaluations and Results Team who manage Indevelop’s evaluations portfolio. Through Sida’s framework agreement for evaluations we published a total of 37 evaluations this year covering a wide range of projects, pro­ grammes and thematic sectors. We also undertook our first evaluation for Danida.

A sample of the evaluations that Indevelop completed in 2013 include: • Review of Sweden’s support to the South African HIV programme during 2004-2013 • Review of the Swedish civil Society Support in Liberia • Evaluation of the Swedish Strategies for Special Initia­ tives for Democratisation and Freedom of Expression • Sida-ICRC study on value for money in the humani­ tarian sector • Evaluation of the Cooperation Strategy with Kenya 2009-2013­

To consolidate emerging findings we undertook a Review of 71 decentralised evaluations of Swedish development cooperation carried out during 2011-2013. The objective of the review was to synthesise findings and identify lessons of rele­ vance for learning within Sida and its coopera­ tion partners, to strengthen management for results and improve ­Swedish development cooperation.  Read the report.

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One organisation expressed the following after an evaluation process: “Let me take this opportunity to sincerely appreciate the evaluation team for a thor­ ough and a highly participatory evaluation which has left behind many lessons rele­ vant for moving our organisation to the next ­level of impact and growth. Indeed the entire ­organization took the external evaluation as a reflection and learning opportunity; a ­number of recommendations have already been accommodated for action in this year’s 2014 Annual Plan while others are to be planned for in the coming year and beyond.” Organisation based in East Africa


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At the core of our services in areas of results and monitoring are efforts to strengthen the partners we work with to be able to critically reflect on the change processes they are involved in. We have developed different types of services with­ in the area of results and monitoring to better match the needs and demands of different organisations. We conduct trainings, workshops and engage in coaching arrangements where we support partner organisations in developing realistic results framework and indicators, designing monitoring systems, conducting baseline studies and improving results reporting. During 2013 we have conducted more than 50 Advisory Service assignments on results, the major­ ity of them under the Sida Framework Agreement on Reviews, Evaluations and Advisory Services on Results Frameworks, but also directly for civil society organisa­ tions. We have worked with national and international civil society organisations, Swedish public agencies, national public agencies, membership organisations and multilateral organisations. Through our partnership with Kevin Kelpin, we have continued to carry out Outcome Mapping trainings for individual partner organisations in 2013 and we also conducted a much appreciated 3-day training course in Stockholm. Our experience is that Outcome Mapping training is perceived by development practitioners as a very useful tool to understand the complexity of social change and to use it as a planning and monitoring tool for their organisations.

Based on the performance assessments we receive after the advisory service assignments, as well as the external review of the Sida Framework Agreement that was conducted in 2013, we see that the partners appreciate the services and have increased their capacity in results based management. Partners are now able to reflect on the results of their work and engage in more meaningful dialogue with their partner organisations and donors.

In April 2013 Indevelop participated in and financially supported the two day international conference ‘The Politics of Evidence’ held at the Institute of Develop­ ment Studies, IDS, in Brighton. During two days, 100 development professionals debated the politics behind the global trends of the results agenda in international development cooperation. This is an example of how we use the experience from the assignments we undertake to engage in the debate around results in development cooperation. We feel that this debate has been often driven by political agendas in a limited range of donor countries and does not reflect the perspective of part­ ner countries and partner organisations that are key in societal change.

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2. Training and capacity development.


Indevelop works with several forms of training and capacity building. An important aspect of development cooperation is to build capacity, which will lead to com­ mitment and changed processes. Our capacity building targets individuals, organ­ isations as well as institutions – nationally and inter­ nationally. We cooperate with several organisations and institutions in Sweden, using pedagogical approaches for effective learning. Our training programs provide participants with new opportunities to learn from organisations and institutions, and exposes them to networks of people from other countries working with the same issues.

During 2013 we have undertaken: • International Training Programs • Generic and specific trainings (awareness raising, development of skills) • Study visits/study tours, exchanging experience • Facilitating networks • Professional/technical development (on-job training and acquisition of advanced knowledge and know-how) • Courses in higher education

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“My concept of pushing for women’s partici­pation before I could attend this course was still suffering from the effects of looking at women as weak people. However, after the knowledge I acquire here and learning from the different experiences of other post-conflict and conflict countries, my concept has totally changed and I begin to see wom­­en from a very positive angle. Women are strong, women are leaders and we cannot make this world a better place without women.” Participant organisation based in East Africa


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Indevelop conducts several International Training Programmes (ITP), which is Sida’s comprehensive capacity building programs. Indevelop has since 2011 managed the ITP on UNSCR 1325 – women, peace and security in partnership with the Swedish NGO Kvinna till Kvinna. The participants are all professionals from civil society organisations or government agencies with the mandate to become change agents in the process of strengthening adherence to 1325. During 2013 Indevel­ op conducted four 3-weeks programs in Sweden and three regional programs in Cyprus and South Africa encompassing more than 125 participants from ten different countries. Some examples of change projects implemented by the participants as part of the course include: • Three participants from the High Commissioner for Peace, Corporacíon de Investigacíon y Accíon ­Social y Economica and Corporación Nuevo Arco Iris in Colombia worked together to create a common project with the objective to develop joint recommenda­ tions, based on a clear gender approach towards the implementation of the ongoing peace negotiation in Colombia. • Two participants from the Women and Child Protection Section of the National Police of Liberia developed a project that aimed at combatting the crime of traffick­ ing in persons by significantly improving the human resource capacity of investigators to be able to detect and timely respond to incidents of child trafficking in Liberia.

• One participant from the Ministry of Human rights in Yemen successfully installed the taskforce on UNSCR 1325. • One engaged civil society representative from Lebanon developed her change project into a new CSO Media Association for Peace, only focusing on peace journalism. The newly established CSO has gotten a lot of media attention, and has already conducted several trainings. Indevelop collaborates with Uppsala University and the South African organization, Accord, to manage the Inter­ national Training Programme on Peace and Security in Africa. Participants represent regional/sub-regional or­ ganisations, inter-governmental and non-governmental, focusing on preventing, managing and resolving armed conflicts on the continent. Indevelop has for the last eight years had the re­ sponsibility to implement two key courses with the Mas­ ter of Science Programme in International Development and Management (LUMID) at Lund University. LUMID is an interdisciplinary master programme and is one of the most popular programmes and Lund University. Indevelop is responsible for the on-campus course on strategic planning, results based management, project management, leadership and project evaluation.

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3. Social development.


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Indevelop undertakes assignments in a number of areas related to social develop­ ment; civil society, democracy, gender equal­ ity, health, human rights and skills develop­ ment. We currently manage the following frame work agreements with various clients: Managing framework agreements Gender equality (women’s economic empowerment and gender based violence)


Human rights


Democracy and public administration


International health (including HIV/AIDS)


Reviews, Evaluations and Advisory services on Results Frameworks


Partners in framework agreements Lot 8 – health


Lot 1 – all sectors


Governance and security – Lot F – empowerment and accountability


Governance and security – Lot E – peace and state building


Global evaluation framework agreement


Wealth creation framework agreement


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3.1 Gender equality Gender equality and women’s empowerment is central to international development cooperation. The women, peace and security agenda is also part of the larger framework on justice and rights, and extends from the United Nations to local women’s movements, and links with other efforts to promote gender equality such as CEDAW and the Beijing Platform for Action. The promo­ tion of gender equality and the targeting of women and girls in conflicts and fragile states is also a priority for Swedish development aid. To promote gender equality is a core value for Inde­ velop, and we are committed to contributing to gender equality and women’s empowerment in all our work; in the health sector, in our evaluation and results advisory service assignments, and in our international training programmes. More specifically, we have framework agreements with Sida on gender equality, democracy and human rights where we provide a range of services. In 2013 we undertook 14 advisory service assignments for Sida which focused on integrating a gender perspective in environmental and energy programmes; a project to strengthen management of agricultural, industrial and consumer chemicals in South East Asia, a project on coastal resource management of mangroves in South East Asia and the Bolivian national river basin plan. We implement projects on women’s economic em­ powerment and gender responsive budgeting. In 2013 we commenced a five-year project with the ministry of Finance in the Ukraine on gender responsive budgeting which is financed by Sida. We provided advice to the Embassy of Sweden in Uganda on how to mainstream gender in the forthcom­ ing country strategy. We undertook our first gender mainstreaming assignment for Danida to support the


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Donor Coordination Group in Uganda targeting civil society. We commenced a study on gender and electoral processes in Bangladesh for the Swedish Embassy and UnWomen. Indevelop has been engaged during 2013: • to provide training in gender equality • advice on gender mainstreaming of projects and interventions • as experts in gender based violence • as experts in gender responsive budgeting • as experts in women, peace and security • undertaking gender analytical work Indevelop also participated in the Gender Force Program targeting senior level management in the Swedish Defence Forces, the Swedish Civil Contingency Agency (MSB) and the Swedish Agency for Peace, Security and Development.

3.2 The right to a healthy life International development cooperation in the area of health comes in many shapes. In the short-term medical assistance is provided in humanitarian operations. In the long-term, capacity building is sought to establish and improve access to, and the provision of, health services. Today, the view is that health is a basic human right is widespread, and it is from this perspective that Indevelop focuses on contributing to processes for improved global health. Indevelop is committed to contributing to Swe­­ den’s push to drastically improve the current situation of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR),

whether it concerns women in labour, new-born children or marginalised groups. Indevelop’s advisory services in the area of health are tightly interwoven with human rights and gender equality. During 2013 we have delivered support to the up­ coming Swedish regional SRHR and sanitation strategy for Sub-Saharan Africa. We have conducted an evalu­ ation of joint support towards HIV/AIDS in Uganda for Danida. In Zambia we mapped donor support to the Millennium Development Goals 4 (reduce child mortal­ ity) and 5 (improve maternal health). Indevelop continues to provide services regarding health systems development and health financing. In Zambia, we have during the year continued to develop Southern Africa’s most advanced academic training in

but young people without a stake in the system are also more likely to turn to drugs, turn against society and even become victims of trafficking. This is in particular a serious problem in fragile post-conflict states, where young people often have difficulties to find their place in society. An important key to address this problem is to equip young people with necessary skills for finding jobs or for becoming self-employed. Through a focus on youth in general and young women in particular, skills development and employment in post-conflict countries has a positive impact on social integration and social stability, the health situation and not least overall eco­ nomic development. Skills development for combating unemployment among youth is a new part of Indevelop’s portfolio.

health economics. We have also successfully completed the establishment of a system for procurement and sup­ ply chain operations and their management for essential medicines and medical supplies in Zambia. As access to health care in the country are still not widely available due to financial constraints, we provide long-term tech­ nical assistance on social health insurance. Finally, we have successfully provided patients with more than 3,400 consultations through the Swedish Clinic in Addis Ababa, an increase of 27 per cent per year.

Together with Indevelop’s work to improve health, human rights, and not least the rights and security of women and girls, our support to improve the possibil­ ities for employment and self-employment of young people contributes to a stable social and economic development in post-conflict countries. 2013 saw the start of Indevelop’s work in the field of youth, skills development and employment. In cooper­ ation with UNICEF, Indevelop leads the advisory service and coordination for a fundamental change of the education and skills development system in Myanmar. The work, which started in June 2013 and will go on for one year, is carried out by three full-time experts and in­ cludes the overall responsibility for keeping the reform together and for coordinating the input from more than ten different international donors. The reform is also ex­ pected to make it possible for Myanmar citizens to apply for and find employment in all ASEAN countries.

3.3 Skills develop­ ment for employment and social integration Youth unemployment is a big problem familiar to most developed and developing countries in the world. Un­ employment among youth not only increases the prob­ ability of future joblessness and lower future wages,

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Albania Bosnien och Hercegovina Georgia Hungary Kosovo Macedonia Russia Serbia Turkey Ukraine

Denmark Sweden

Bangladesh Cambodia Indonesia Laos Myanmar Afghanistan Iraq Jordan Lebanon Libya Yemen

Somalia South Africa South Sudan Tunisia Tanzania Zambia Zimbabwe

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4. Annual report for the financial year 2013.


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Income statement 2013


63 080 510 5 378

63 943 945 0

63 085 888

63 943 945

-37 874 789 -2 829 689 -17 309 257 -313 319 0

-41 217 454 -3 075 201 -14 968 002 -313 319 -48 053

-58 327 054

-59 622 029

4 758 834      0 -667

4 321 916      16 458 -1 231


15 227


4 758 167    -3 212 167

4 337 143    -4 000 000

Pre-tax profit/loss

1 546 000

337 143

-352 631

-102 375

Net profit/loss for the year

1 193 369

234 768

In my role as appointed auditor I have been asked to comment on the above figures. The above figures are an extract from the Swedish annual report. The Audit is not yet finalized. However, we do not expect any adjustments regarding the above figures.

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Net turnover Other operating income

Operating costs Subcontractors and other expenses Other external costs Personnel costs Depreciation of intangible and tangible assets Other operating expenses

Operating profit/loss Profit/loss from financial items Interest income Interest expense

Profit/loss after financial items

Tax on profit for the financial year

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Balance sheet – assets 2013


679 167

979 167

679 167

979 167

39 956

53 275

39 956

53 275

Financial assets Participations in group companies

100 000

100 000

Total fixed assets

819 123

1 132 442

5 154 708


5 154 708


11 459 381 487 384 32 038 393 250

16 885 518 128 052 1 586 275 032

12 372 053

17 290 188

4 195 690

4 286 874

Total current assets

21 722 451

21 577 062

Total assets

22 541 574

22 709 504

Fixed assets Intangible fixed assets Godwill

Tangible fixed assets Equipment, tools and installations

Current assets Inventories, etc. Work in progress on behalf of others

Current receivables Accounts receivable Current tax assets Other receivables Deferred expenses and accrued income

Cash on hand and in bank

In my role as appointed auditor I have been asked to comment on the above figures. The above figures are an extract from the Swedish annual report. The Audit is not yet finalized. However, we do not expect any adjustments regarding the above figures.


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Balance sheet – equity and liabilities 2013


1 500 000 300 000

1 500 000 300 000

1 800 000

1 800 000

4 258 771 1 193 369

4 024 003 234 768

5 452 140

4 258 771

Total equity

7 252 140

6 058 771

Untaxed reserves

1 433 677

221 510

Current liabilities Advance payments from customers Accounts payable Liabilities to group companies Other liabilities Accrued expenses and deferred income

0 6 544 888 2 000 000 3 511 149 1 799 720

316 898 5 104 989 4 000 000 5 720 572 1 286 764

Total current liabilities

13 855 757

16 429 223

Total equity and liabilities

22 541 574            3 000 000

22 709 504            3 000 000

3 000 000

3 000 000



Equity Restricted reserves Share capital (15 000 shares) Statutory reserve

Non-restricted equity Retained earnings or losses Profit/loss for the year

Memorandum items Collateral pledged For own liabilities and provisions Company Mortgages

Contingent liabilities

In my role as appointed auditor I have been asked to comment on the above figures. The above figures are an extract from the Swedish annual report. The Audit is not yet finalized. However, we do not expect any adjustments regarding the above figures.

Stefan Kylebäck Authorized Public Accontant

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Indevelop is a Swedish consulting company working for sustainable social development. Indevelop provides policy support, project management and training services.

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