DT 1 / 2004

US tax authorities to decide on charity status of Gates’ Vaccine Fund

 
The Vaccine Fund is preparing a report for the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to maintain its favourable publicly-supported charity status. Norway’s recent pledge of NOK 1.5 billion until 2010 could do the trick as the Vaccine Fund makes its case to IRS.
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Swedish consultants convicted for bribing World Bank officials

 
Earlier this month two Swedes were found guilty of bribing World Bank officials by the Municipal Court of Hüddinge outside Stockholm. The two sentences were of one year and 18 months in prison.
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Aid covers 60% of Norwegian soldiers’ costs in Iraq

 
The bill for the Norwegian military engagement in Iraq in 2003 is now on the table. The total cost is NOK 97 million, of which 60 per cent will be covered by the aid budget.
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Procurement policy opens up DKK 1b Danish aid market

 
Denmark’s new aid procurement policy promises to open up more than DKK 1 billion worth of development assistance contracts that were previously reserved for Danish companies.
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