DT-19 / 2004

EC anti-fraud office documents ‘well-organised financial fraud’ in aid

 
Fraud in EU aid is “complex and well-organised", according to the EC’s anti-fraud office. EuropeAid’s Director General Koos Richelle comments that if this is a problem for the EC, it is also likely a problem for the Member States.
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OECD remarks on absence of humanitarian aid policy document

 
In its peer review of Norwegian aid, the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) praises Norway for its high ODA level and leading role in humanitarian aid.
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Sida demands refund of SEK 110m after failed road project

 
The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) claims that the consultant Hifab/KM has the main responsibility for the construction of a bad quality road in Nicaragua. The Sida-financed project had to be stopped in 2001. The road was then redesigned and redone by the Swedish firm NCC.
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