Saturday, March 17, 2018

DT 20 / 2006

Danish Development Minister snubs OECD

The OECD disputes the Danish policy of tying mixed credits to least developed countries (LDCs), and will continue to raise the issue with the Danes. In 2001, OECD donors agreed to put such contracts up for international tender. Danish Development Minister Ulla Tørnæs claims that Denmark has done more to untie its aid than any other OECD country. She tells the OECD to take a look at whether other OECD countries are living up to their promises on aid untying.

Erik Solheim: aid institutions should have normative role in tax haven issue

The Norwegian Development Minister Erik Solheim says he is critical of channelling funds trough tax havens and that aid-financed entities should have a normative role ...

Finland needs a permanent solution for ODA financing

Gunvor Kronman has a proposal for increasing the Finnish aid level once and for all: de-link development assistance financing from the annual budget negotiations. No donor has done this before, but that is no reason for Finland not to give this measure a try, she says.