Tuesday, March 20, 2018

DT 4-5 / 2010

Local firm challenges Yara property deal in Dar es Salaam port

The Finnish-Dutch owned firm DSM Corridor Group (DSG) is investing millions of dollars in a fertiliser terminal in the port of Dar Es Salaam. DSG fears that it will be wiped out of business by the donor-backed Norwegian firm Yara, the world’s largest fertiliser producer, which has been granted land for its new terminal by the government on favourable terms.

UK, US block common DAC rules for climate financing

As the UN Task Force on Climate Change Financing met for the first time in London March 31, hopes for achieving a common definition of “climate additionality" before 2012 were fading fast. Both the United States and Britain, which chairs the task force, oppose discussion in the OECD/DAC on common rules for measuring climate aid.

GAVI is still short USD 2.6 billion after fund-raising meeting

No new pledges of support were announced at the GAVI high-level fund-raising meeting in The Hague this month. The vaccine alliance therefore remains short USD 2.6 billion, most of which is for the purchase of pneumococcal vaccine as part of the Advance Market Commitment (AMC).

Sweden tightens rules for budget support

The Swedish Foreign Ministry is tightening the rules for providing general budget support. In recent reports on Mali and Zambia, the Auditor General concludes that the existing guidelines are unclear.