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News / DT 13 / 2013

Sida proposes taking over aid portfolio from Foreign Ministry

As the Swedish Foreign Ministry is hit with revelations of gross mismanagement, Sida proposes taking over the ministry’s portfolio of aid grants. But Sida has barely enough resources as it is. Director General Charlotte Petri Gornitzka says the situation has been “tough”.

Norway sacrifices development post

For the first time in three decades, Norway has no development minister. But the alternative might have been putting the anti-aid Progress Party in charge of the aid budget.  

Saving REDD. Seymour aims to reverse the ‘narrative of disappointment’

Results-based funding for forest protection has failed to take off as many had hoped six years ago. Frances Seymour wants to bring back the momentum for REDD.

Global Fund’s steep climb to USD 15 billion

The Global Fund has set itself an aggressive fund-raising target of USD 15 billion for the next three years. It will be hard pressed to reach this goal.

Finland co-chairs UN’s post-2015 financing group

Ambassador Pertti Majanen of Finland will co-chair the UN expert group on how financing the post-2015 development goals and future climate initiatives.

Speeds up forest aid reporting to OECD, after Brazil agreed to change tax law

A few weeks before his resignation, former Development Minister Heikki Holmås managed a last-minute transfer of almost NOK 3 billion in unspent rainforest funds for Brazil.