The Danida Annual Report 2005 places COWI, once again, at the top of the list of consultants in the Danish aid market. Last year, in an aid pie that shrunk by 16 per cent, COWI was awarded almost every other Danida contract.
The Danida suppliers’ market has crashed in the past decade and stands, according to the most recent figures available from the Danish Foreign Ministry, at its lowest level ever. NCC International Denmark, awarded a DKK 64 million Danida road contract last year, may be one of the last lucky ones.
The Danish Liberal Party (Venstre) proposes that Danida no longer contracts technical advisers directly. All technical assistance is to be outsourced from Danida to existing or new-established private companies.