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News / DT 20 / 2009

Norway’s aid spending on refugees unprecedented in OECD

 
Norway will report more than the other Nordics combined as ODA spent on domestic refugee costs in 2010, bringing its aid level above 1 per cent of GNI. In Sweden, the government has been criticised for using too much of the aid budget on domestic refugee costs. Yet Norway spends twice as much per refugee - NOK 160,000 - as Sweden.
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No ‘new’ Nordic climate aid money on the table in Copenhagen

 
One of the few concrete numbers in the Copenhagen Accord is USD 30 billion in “new and additional" climate money for 2010-12 to be provided by rich countries. When it comes to Nordic climate aid, funds will be neither “new" nor “additional" to aid levels set before Copenhagen.
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Donors set in motion second AMC vaccine initiative

 
Donors have asked GAVI and the World Bank to put together a panel of experts to explore a second Advance Market Commitment (AMC) that would stimulate provision of vaccines against a poor-country disease, possibly malaria.
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FAO seeks central role for agriculture in climate

 
FAO has launched a programme that aims to turn crop fields into carbon sinks and to develop funding mechanisms that would benefit small farmers. Finland is the first donor to provide cash.
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Top-level Sida staff hit back at Gunilla Carlsson

 
In an unprecedented letter to the Development Minister, five top-level Sida officials have launched a counter-attack on Carlsson’s criticism of the Swedish aid administration.
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Deeper scrutiny of multilaterals will be extended to GAVI, Global Fund

 
A group of 15 donors, which carry out joint reviews of UN agencies and the World Bank, will extend their assessments. In future they will be more thorough and cover humanitarian organisations and global funds.
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Donor practice on reporting refugee costs as ODA varies widely

 
Donor practice on the reporting of refugee costs as ODA varies significantly. While all the Nordic nations report refugee costs in their aid budgets, there is a significant minority of OECD countries that does not.
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