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News / DT 1 / 2011

Global Fund is ‘punished by donors for fighting corruption’

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is being punished by donors for being tough  on corruption, says the Fund’s Inspector General. Recent media reports about corruption in the Global Fund have triggered a sudden decision by three donors - Denmark, Germany and Ireland - to freeze support.

Heated ideological row over Danish aid. Pind drops three recipients

Development Minister Søren Pind has started an ideological war over Danish aid and minimised the influence of aid organisations on politics.

New development agenda of emerging powers

The G20 has become a powerful block with a development policy that focuses on growth and infrastructure, but makes no mention of climate, gender or good governance. Norway, not a member of either G20 or the European Union, struggles to remain relevant by courting member countries in the Group of 20.

UNDP’s secrecy hampers Global Fund audits

A key criticism of the Global Fund’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is directed at the UN Development Programme (UNDP).

Donors urge Mekong countries to delay lower mainstream dam

Donors that finance the Mekong River Commission have urged the four countries in the lower basin - Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia - to find alternatives to the first proposed mega-dam on the lower mainstream, Xayaboury.

New DAC Chair

The American Brian Atwood, former Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) under President Bill Clinton, has been appointed Chair of the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee.