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.
A full review of Norwegian private sector schemes in aid will be carried out next year, following five years of untied aid. A first small step is likely to be a common financing package for the untied mixed credit scheme.