DT 3 / 2014

Sida aims for SEK 600m guarantee for sugar and ethanol project

 
Sida has given bridge financing in the form of a SEK 120 million guarantee for the EcoEnergy sugar and ethanol project in Tanzania. If the African Development Bank gives a green light for the main project, Sida is prepared to extend its guarantee to over half a billion crowns. In spite of the risks, the potential benefits are so big that it would be wrong not to support this project, Sida says.
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Oxfam moves into the Nordic market

 
Oxfam is testing the Nordic region. Danish IBIS is weighing the pros and cons of joining the Oxfam International federation, and a small Swedish Oxfam office has just opened up.
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Row over Ethiopia’s membership in EITI

 
The Chair of EITI Clare Short defends the board’s approval of Ethiopia as a candidate member. Human rights activists misunderstand the purpose of the initiative, she says. 
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