Monday, February 17, 2020

News / DT 10-11 / 2006

Funds misused. Denmark holds back 26 per cent of Mozambique aid

 
The Danish investigation of suspected aid fraud in Mozambique is now complete. Denmark is demanding that the Mozambican government repay an amount equivalent to DKK 9.4 million, and is cancelling more than DKK 80 million in aid originally planned to be spent on the education sector this year.
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Denmark steers away from budget support in Africa

 
Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen has for two years worked systematically to put Africa back on the political agenda in Denmark and internationally He ...
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Stoltenberg matches Gates in GAVI funding

 
According to figures obtained from the vaccine alliance GAVI, Norway’s PM Jens Stoltenberg has committed as much money to the alliance for the next ten years as the Gates Foundation. Norway’s commitment is USD 75 million annually for ten years.
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Donors pool resources, reducing no. of Palestinian NGO recipients

 
At a time when promotion of human rights in Palestine is perhaps more needed than ever, Denmark, Sweden and Switzerland are reducing the number of Palestinian human rights NGOs they are supporting from this year. This is a direct result of the three donors’ decision to pool their aid resources to local NGOs instead of channelling them bilaterally.
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NCG report: donors’ privatisation drive was too risky for Uganda

 
A new report about Norwegian support to the energy sector in Uganda partially blames the privatisation policies promoted by the World Bank and other donors for the current energy crisis. All eggs were put into one basket - the Bujagali hydropower project - which did not materialise.
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Travelling costs amounting to NOK 400,000 per recipient

 
A new report by NCG criticises the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE) for providing expensive support to energy institutions in Uganda. NCG recommends putting such contracts out for international tender.
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Nordics cover 30% of global UN cluster appeal

 
The Nordic governments and the United Kingdom have been quick to pledge money for a new UN appeal aimed at improving the humanitarian response capacity of key UN agencies.
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In Brief

 
Anders Oljelund is new human trafficking envoy Anders Oljelund, Head of the Global Development Unit at the Swedish Foreign Office, has been appointed Sweden’s first-ever Ambassador ...
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