DT 14 / 2008

Mapping agency cancels illegal agreement with Swedesurvey

 
The Swedish National Land Survey has cancelled a cooperation agreement worth SEK 14 million over the past three years for Sida-financed assignments with the consultancy firm Swedesurvey.
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Solheim aims to ease downward trend in aid for education

 
Norway will scale up the funding of primary education through the UN and the World Bank next year in a move to slow the sharp downward trend in its education aid.
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Sweden launches untied mixed credit scheme, punishes UNDP

 
The budget for 2009 represents a consolidation of the Centre-Right majority government’s fundamental policy change in Swedish aid. It includes a new private sector scheme for untied soft loans and subsidised guarantees.
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Naps seeks re-entry into Norwegian emergency relief network

 
The Finnish solar applications producer Naps Systems Oy is seeking re-entry into the Norwegian Emergency Preparedness System. Naps presents the administrators of NOREPS with a dilemma: are non-Norwegian firms eligible?
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Turning FAO into a 21st century institution

 
FAO must radically reform in order to survive, a recent evaluation concluded. The point man for FAO’s reform tells DT a transformation of the agency’s culture is needed for it to function in the current century.
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