DT 12 / 2008

Hifab to pay Sida maximum compensation after road debacle

 
A years-long dispute between Sida and the Swedish consultancy firm Hifab has ended, with Hifab forced to pay maximum damages to the aid agency following a failed road project in Nicaragua.
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Denmark holds back on UNDP, World Bank as Africa aid expands

 
Denmark holds funding of UN agencies and the World Bank tight as it makes the first major increase in development aid since a Liberal-Conservative alliance formed its first cabinet in 2001. The 2009 budget proposal puts focus on Africa.
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Stalled again. Finnish aid growth fails to keep up with targets

 
The increase in aid spending projected in Finland’s latest budget does not go far towards reaching international targets.
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Warns against using aid to fund NGO missionary work

 
An independent evaluation by Impact Consulting Oy of the Finnish Foreign Ministry’s NGO Partnership Agreement Scheme calls for clearer guidelines to avoid aid funds being used to finance missionary work.
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