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Business / DT 13 / 2011

Nordic panel calls for more private sector aid funds

Policy makers should prioritise infrastructure financing and provide seed money to develop new projects that will kick off private investments in Africa. These are the recommendations of a high-level panel chaired by a former prime minister and four top Nordic business executives.

‘Energy+’ inspired by giant forest carbon aid scheme

Four years after launching Norway’s historic forest climate programme - REDD+ - Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg puts his full weight behind a new energy initiative, “Energy+”.

Report points to need for investment guarantees

A new report proposes that each of the Nordic countries should consider establishing a political risk insurance scheme similar to the World Bank’s MIGA.

Fiskaa wants Norway’s oil fund to invest in Africa

A Norwegian deputy development minister is in favour of investing a share of the Norwegian USD 600 billion sovereign wealth fund in Africa and emerging markets.