DT 4-5 / 2014

Sweden cuts Red Cross funding. Geneva fears others donors will run

 
Sweden has lost patience with the Red Cross federation, cutting its funding for 2014 in half due to concerns about financial mismanagement and slow follow-up of cases of corruption. The Geneva-based organisation worries that other donors could follow suit. 
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Finnish focus on fragile states

 
Pekka Haavisto explains Finland’s growing engagement in countries that have experienced many years of conflict and war. 
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Energy companies reach deep into aid pie

 
Norway’s renewable energy utilities are lobbying hard for more aid-subsidised loans and guarantees to speed up investments in hydropower and solar energy in developing countries. 
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Tug-of-war over UNDP’s future in Oslo

 
The UNDP threatened to close down its governance centre in Oslo last fall when Norway, the agency’s largest provider of core funding, refused to put more money on the table.  
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