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.
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.
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.
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.
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.