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News / DT 13 / 2012

Playing hardball with Uganda. SEK 1 billion at stake

 
Donors have adopted a united front in their reaction to allegations of corruption at the highest levels of government in Uganda. They have frozen EUR 36 million. Another EUR 77 million in aid channelled through government institutions are at risk if they do not receive a satisfactory response from Uganda soon.
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A politician becomes DAC Chair

 
Norway’s Erik Solheim is the first Nordic to take the helm of OECD’s aid watchdog, the Paris-based Development Assistance Committee (DAC). He is the first European politician to hold this key position in the aid field. 
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Urges Finland to stop tying aid

 
Finland’s practice of reserving contracts for national firms more than doubled from 2008 to 2010. The OECD peer review urges Finland to untie its aid.
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Build the schools, then the aid will flow

 
A new formula for fighting corruption. Sida proposes cash-on-delivery aid where funds are not disbursed until concrete results have been achieved and verfied.
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Four candidates for Global Fund top job

 
In mid-November, the Global Fund’s board will select a new executive director from a shortlist of four international candidates, two women and two men.
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Laos formally approves Mekong dam

 
As the ASEM summit, attended by European and Asian leaders, was convened in Vientiane, the Lao government formally announced its approval of the Xayaburi dam, the first to be built across the lower  Mekong River. 
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New ambassadors to Kenya, South Africa, Zimbabwe

 
Three new ambassadors have been appointed by the Swedish government.
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