Thursday, September 19, 2019

News / DT 16 / 2007

Finnish actors highlighted in development policy

 
Though criticised for being too general and too green, the new Finnish development policy is in fact very specific on how the involvement of Finnish actors in aid will be promoted in the coming years.
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Danish UN recruitment strategy bears fruit

 
The Danish Ambassador and former head of Danida Ellen Margrethe Løj has been appointed UN Special Representative for Liberia, and thereby becomes the Dane with the highest level post in the UN System.
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Swedish Auditor General stands by critical review of NGO aid

 
Sida and Swedish NGOs question the quality of the Auditor General’s review of NGO aid. But the Auditor General stands by the results of the review. “Such criticism is easy to make when you feel threatened," says Gina Funnemark, Audit Director at the Swedish National Audit Office to Development Today.
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New Sida chief: ‘an appetite for change’

 
Solid credentials and experience in reforming a large international aid agency were the qualifications that got Anders Nordström the job as next Director General of Sida.
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Norway splits the development portfolio

 
As part of a reshuffle in the Norwegian government Development Minister Erik Solheim will also become Minister of Environment. His development portfolio will be reduced, and he will divide his time between the two ministries.
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Centre on sustainable development studies at Gotland University

 
The Swedish government has approved the establishment of a centre for the study of sustainable development, to be located on the island of Gotland.
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Denmark increases aid to Burma

 
The Danish Foreign Ministry announces an increase of DKK 50 million in its support for Burma, in response to the massive popular demonstrations and crackdown of recent weeks.
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Concern about lack of critical aid research

 
The newly appointed State Secretary for Research Jens Revold at the Education Ministry is concerned about the conclusions of a recent evaluation that point to a lack of critical, independent work in Norwegian development research. Revold is open to increasing the Education Ministry’s role as a way of making funding more neutral.
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