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News / DT 11 / 2011

Hautala aims for continued growth in Finnish aid

 
Finnish Development Minister Heidi Hautala (Greens) is in an open battle with the Finance Ministry over next year’s aid budget. Hautala is pushing for Finland to hold to earlier commitments to increase aid.
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Denmark cuts aid to Global Fund and UNESCO

 
The Danish government has presented a budget for 2012 that will cause a further drop in the country’s level of foreign aid. The Global Fund takes one of the toughest hits, facing a cut of DKK 30 million due to doubts about its control systems for avoiding corruption. This might all change if the current government loses the election scheduled for mid-September.
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Highest risk of corruption in GAVI cash grants

 
The internal auditor of the vaccine alliance GAVI Cees Klumper is focusing his efforts on cash grants which, he says, have the highest risk of corruption. Currently, GAVI cash grants in five African countries are affected by concerns about misuse of funds.
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Bypassing World Bank fund to provide forest aid for Guyana

 
Norway has decided to disburse forest climate aid for Guyana, bypassing a mechanism that was set up to avoid the risk of corruption.
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Finland has seoncd thoughts about aid to Nicaragua

 
Finland, the only like-minded donor that maintains an embassy and an aid programme in Nicaragua, is re-thinking this relationship.
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UK plans massive increase in forest climate aid, but where to spend it?

 
A report commissioned by the British government on global forest climate aid points to slow disbursement of donor funds. It warns of the risks of channelling new forest aid through multilateral agencies.
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Foreign firms can be ‘role models’ in Uganda’s fight against corruption

 
The chief of Transparency International Uganda says foreign companies can be a role model in fighting corruption if they are committed to follow through.
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