Saturday, October 19, 2019

New Norwegian government launches anti-privatisation policy in aid

The Red-Green Norwegian government that took office this week has launched a radical new aid policy. It believes strongly in the public sector and states that Norwegian aid is not going to support programmes demanding liberalisation and privatisation.

In multilateral aid, UN agencies will be given priority at the expense of the World Bank. The government also explicitly makes the decriminalisation of abortion a main goal of its aid policy.

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