Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Business / DT 4 / 2004

State agencies received over SEK 300m in Swedish aid funds in 2003

Sida transferred SEK 318 million to Swedish state agencies last year; equal to about a quarter of all Sida procurement out of Stockholm, though only a tiny fraction of the total Swedish aid budget. These contracts were given without going through a procurement process. (See DT 2/04)

Norwegian emergency relief firms benefit from ‘Iraq effect’

The crisis in Iraq in 2003 increased the demand for Norwegian emergency relief products. Sales through the Norwegian Emergency Preparedness System (NOREPS) increased by 12 per cent compared with the previous year.