• The status of the private sector in Afghanistan

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    Download the report here

    In 2014-15, NIR conducted a comprehensive study together with SIPRI on the status of the private sector in Afghanistan. The study, funded by Sida, describes the impediments to the private sector and its prospects of contributing to economic development and security in the country. It is one of the most comprehensive studies on the topic in recent years, involving research visits to five provinces. The public report was released in October 2015 and presented in Kabul, Stockholm, Brussels and Washington D.C.

    Management in Complex Environments (MiCE)

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    It is an invaluable resource for corporate practitioners and others concerned with company operations in complex environments.

    If you want to know more about the project, please contact

    The book can be downloaded in PDF for free at the top of this page or ordered from at cost price.

    The project has been funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida).

    “In a changing and challenging world, both leaders and the companies they manage will be far more successful as they become more attentive to the questions and insights set out in this book”.


    Private Sector Actors and Peacebuilding: A Framework for Analysis

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    The report Private Sector Actors and Peacebuilding: A Framework for Analysis represents the findings of a research project conducted at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (Utrikespolitiska Institutet – UI) and commissioned by the International Council of Swedish Industry (Näringslivets Internationella Råd – NIR) during the period August 2010-September 2011.



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    China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is one of the largest and most ambitious economic and foreign policy undertakings of this decade. NIR’s engagement in the BRI focuses on its role in global and regional economic trends and the opportunities and risks for multinational companies. The report, released at a final roundtable event on 14 December 2017, caps a range of activities in 2017 which included meetings in China and BRI countries Belarus, Myanmar and Central Asia.

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    SWHAP 14 Years of Partnership

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    The booklet share how Swedish companies developed their response in facing the impact of a epedemic wellness challenge. Using partnerhip and social dialogue the model of the Swedish Workplace HIV and AIDS Program (SWHAP) was developed to improve sustainability of business operations starting over fourteen years ago.

    Today the program covers issues beyond welness and the modell has become a reliable tool for communication within many workplaces between management, employees and trade unions – resulting in healthier employees and more productive companies through partnership and cooperation.

    The booklet includem any examples on how wellness programmes using the SWHAP approach reduce HIV impact, while improving productivity and employee satisfaction and loyalty.