DT 17-18 / 2013

Stoltenberg’s Christmas gift to World Bank President Jim Kim

 
Since resigning as Norway’s Prime Minister, Jens Stoltenberg has pushed in parliament for an increase in World Bank funding as a way of fulfilling promises his government made to World Bank President Jim Yong Kim.
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Uganda corruption fall-out. Nordics return to business as usual, not so for UK, Ireland

 
Donors formed a united front when faced with corruption in the Prime Minister’s Office in Kampala. Now that the stolen money has been reimbursed, they have divergent approaches to their aid to Uganda.
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SN Power is one of World Bank’s top three commercial partners globally

 
Norway’s partly aid-funded hydropower utility SN Power is one of the World Bank’s top three commercial partners globally in the power sector, an IFC director says.
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Global Fund falls short of USD 15b target

 
At a meeting in Washington in early December, donors pledged USD 12 billion to the Global Fund for the next three years. 
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Danish Refugee Council, Diakonia dropped from Sida humanitarian group

 
Both NGOs have been among the largest recipients of Sida’s humanitarian NGO funding, but they did not meet the criteria for “strategic partners” .
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