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Business / DT 19 / 2010

Nordic DFIs ready for NORSAD takeover, but hurdles remain

Nordic DFIs have indicated that they might be willing to take over 50 per cent of the Lusaka-based NORSAD fund, which provides loans to smaller firms operating in rural areas in Southern Africa.

Sida training programmes, key market for Swedish actors

The International Training Programmes (ITP) commissioned by Sida each year remain one of the most important sources of assignments for Swedish actors in the aid market.

Ranked framework contracts will lead to ‘monopolies’

The Swedish Consultants Association warns in a recent report that Sida’s new system of tendering for framework consultancy contracts will create “monopoly-like situations”, flying in the face of Parliament’s intentions to strengthen the private sector and small businesses.