Friday, March 23, 2018

DT 12 / 2009

Tanzania: Norway dumps auditor who revealed massive corruption

Norway has reduced its refund claims to a fraction of the original estimate of USD 30 million in misused aid from a natural resources programme in Tanzania. The Danish auditor who investigated the programme questions why the amount is being so drastically reduced. The Norwegians have kept him out of the process.

Fewer Nordic top UN jobs. Swedes still dominate

In the past two years there has been a slight reduction in the number of Nordic officials working in prominent positions in the UN System, Development Today’s overview shows. See the full list.

Marginal increase in Väyrynen's aid budget for 2010

The Finnish government’s budget for 2010 marks a rise of EUR 50 million in total ODA to EUR 966 million in total. This is equal to a level of 0.55 per cent of next year’s estimated GNI.

SEKAB to sell Africa biofuel projects to former CEO Per Carstedt

Unable to find a buyer, SEKAB now plans to sell its controversial biofuel projects in East Africa to a company controlled by SEKAB’s former CEO Per Carstedt. Sida is asked to provide a guarantee.