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News / DT 6-7 / 2012

Most Norwegian aid slips under radar of Chinese Nobel anger

 
Almost two years after China cut off political relations with Norway, aid to the Asian giant remains at the same level, but some actors have been forced to terminate activities due to the strained relations. The future for Danish aid-related activities looks brighter. (See related story)
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Sino-Danish renewable energy centre open for business

 
Six years after Denmark launched a wind energy aid programme in China, a national centre for renewable energy is established in Beijing with Danish support.
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Fake invoices, order splitting used to steal cash grants from GAVI

 
Reports released by GAVI’s inspector general reveal the devious ways USD 6m in cash grants - aimed at supporting health systems - were stolen.
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Sweden continues to punish Zambia

 
Three years after revelations of fraud in the Zambian Health Ministry affecting SEK 7 million in Swedish aid, Sida still holds back SEK 150 million.
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OECD: Swedes fail to prosecute foreign bribery

 
Something is amiss in Sweden’s approach to detecting, investigating and prosecuting foreign bribery, warns the OECD.
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The Lady’s warnings

 
Two decades after being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, Aung San Suu Kyi came to Oslo, as promised, to deliver her Nobel lecture.
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Agencies line up for Sida funds

 
Sida channels more than a billion crowns a year to Swedish state agencies and universities. The Foreign Ministry wants more order in the system.
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SEK 30 million for Swedish municipalities

 
Kiruna in Sweden's far north will launch a project to cooperate on tourism and education in Makunduchi, Zanzibar. The municipality of Kiruna will receive SEK 250,000 from Sida for the project.
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Rushed hearing. SADEV’s fate uncertain

 
The Swedish Foreign Ministry proposes to close down the aid evaluation agency SADEV by the end of the year. A hearing was squeezed in before the summer holiday. Now SADEV’s fate rests with the government.
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