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News / DT 11 / 2013

Unspent forest climate aid could reach NOK 5 billion by year’s end

Huge Norwegian aid investments aim to slow tropical forest destruction. Six years after Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg announced his plan to protect tropical forests as a way of mitigating climate change, NOK 8.4 billion in Norwegian aid have been disbursed, but NOK 4 billion remain unspent.

‘New SADEV’ vows to be independent of Foreign Ministry

The success of the new Swedish aid evaluation commission depends on whether the Development Minister Gunilla Carlsson can keep her hands off it.

Incoming Prime Minister Erna Solberg will focus on aid for education

Erna Solberg (52), who will take over as Prime Minister in Norway, says she will restore education as a top priority in Norwegian aid.

New Nordic pledge for Global Fund

In conncection with President Barrack Obama’s visit to Stockholm, the White House announced that Nordic donors will increase their support to the Global Fund in the coming pledging round. 

Conservatives aim to tighten demands on UN agencies

The Norwegian Conservativesare likely to take a stronger grip on the aid budget than we have seen in former governments it has participated in.