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News / DT 19 / 2006

Freeze in Swedish NGO budget, Sida warns organisations

 
Based on signals from the new Swedish government about a freeze in the budget level for framework NGOs, Sida has issued a warning to some organisations that the expected increases in funding next year will not be possible.
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Plan Sweden signs SEK 20m deal with Sida

 
Ending a years-long process of consideration, Sida has recently signed a framework agreement with Plan Sweden, making the NGO the 14th Swedish development organisation to ...
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Norway distances itself from de Soto, pushes for own priorities

 
The Red/Green government in Norway inherited from the previous administration a close relationship with the Peruvian economist Hernando de Soto and his Institute for Liberty and Democracy.
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‘No conflict of interest’ in Mekong study

 
Responding to questions raised in Development Today about the dual role played by a Danida officer in connection with a review of the Mekong River Commission, the Danish Foreign Ministry defends the arrangement and denies there is a conflict of interest. Others in the Nordic evaluation community comment that the set-up can be problematic.
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New government takes flak for debt relief accounting

 
The new Swedish government will use a different means of accounting debt relief in the aid budget for 2007, releasing some SEK 1.35 billion that can be used for other non-aid purposes.
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Nordic Plus puts focus on Bretton Woods

 
When the Norwegian government hosted a conference on the Bretton Woods institutions’ conditionality, the World Bank Chief Paul Wolfowitz sent one of his top officials to Oslo, Vice President James W. Adams to defend the Bank.
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In Brief

 
First visit to Sweden’s oldest partner: Tanzania Two months into her term as Development Minister for Sweden, Gunilla Carlsson travelled to Tanzania for a five-day visit ...
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