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News / DT 3 / 2010

UNDP attacks critical review by its key donors

 
The UN’s key reform agency UNDP attacks a critical scrutiny carried out by important donors of the organisation. Some donors use the study as a tool when deciding on support to multilateral agencies. Three other agencies are covered in the study, but only UNDP has chosen a confrontational line.
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Swedish Auditor General targets budget support to Mali

 
In an investigation of Swedish budget support to Mali, the Auditor General concludes that Sida has insufficient documentation to determine whether aid funds are being used in a proper way.
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Finnish committee splits over climate additionality

 
Finland must decide whether climate aid promised in the Copenhagen Accord should come on top of the country’s planned aid increases towards 0.7 per cent of GNI by 2015. Members of the multi-party Development Policy Committee are divided in their message to the government.
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Norway flags USD 1b for REDD, other Nordics undecided

 
Little Norway stands shoulder to shoulder with the US with its pledge to spend USD 1 billion on forest climate projects over three years. Sweden, Denmark and Finland were among 54 countries at a forest conference hosted by France. None of them announced new funds for REDD.
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Relief giants overrun Danish NGO in selection of Haiti shelter model

 
A small Danish NGO has been out-manoeuvred in the complex politics of selecting a standard model for 50,000 shelters to be built for people left homeless by the earthquake in Haiti.
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‘Freedom Minister’: Søren Pind takes over aid portfolio

 
Søren Pind (Liberal) has replaced Ulla Tørnæs as Denmark’s Minister of Development Cooperation.
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Former Icelandic country director suspected of financial misconduct

 
A former country director for the Islandic aid agency ICEIDA in Mozambique is suspected of having misused ISK 10 million (EUR 57,000).
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