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News / DT 9 / 2005

International Land Coalition refuses to endorse de Soto commission

 
The Rome-based International Land Coalition refuses to endorse Norway’s proposed commission on the rights of the poor. ILC calls the appointment of Peruvian economist Hernando de Soto as co-chair a “conflict of interest".
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Norway’s State Secretary defends land commission process

 
Norwegian State Secretary Leiv Lunde rejects the criticism surrounding the process of establishing the high-level commission on the poor. “My vision is for the Commission to become a key vehicle for openness and transparency in formalisation processes," Lunde says to DT.
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Supreme Court to rule on charges against former Education Minister

 
The Supreme Court in Mozambique is to decide on charges against former Minister of Education Alcido Nguenha concerning the misuse of Swedish aid. An investigation concludes that two of Nguenha’s children studying in South Africa received scholarships financed by Swedish aid.
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Danes turn up heat in dispute with Kenya over land rights activists

 
Danish Development Minister Ulla Tørnæs has made it clear that the Danish government will not accept harassment of the Danish Association for International Cooperation (MS) in Kenya.
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Global AIDS Fund wants more Norwegian money

 
The Global Fund’s Executive Director Richard Feachem has asked Norway to double its support to the Fund this year and treble it by 2006. Norway is reluctant to increase its grant due to reports of high monitoring costs and examples of the Fund building parallel structures. Feachem rejects this criticism in an interview with Development Today, claiming the problems have been fixed.
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DAC peer review gives Sweden top marks

 
Swedish Development Minister Carin Jämtin and her Secretary of State Annika Söder went home happy from Paris after the presentation of the DAC peer review of Swedish aid.
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Swedish poll registers upswing in aid support

 
Swedes appear to have become much more generous in the past year. According to a poll by Statistics Sweden, 71 per cent of Swedes have given money to NGOs, compared with 38 per cent the previous year.
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