Thursday, December 12, 2019

News / DT 12-13 / 2016

Millions in aid grants for jobs project fronted by Clinton aide, John Podesta

Norway has since 2009 been the largest donor of the Washington-based JustJobs project, an initiative launched by John Podesta, a key aide of both the Clintons and Obama. The project is referred to in several emails from Podesta’s hacked account, made public by Wikileaks in October. After next year, Oslo is turning off the tap.

Danish Blue parties back new study of three recent wars, amid controversy

An inquiry into Denmark’s military engagement in the wars in Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan, commissioned by the Foreign Ministry, has been criticised by Danish academics.

Using financial muscle to make UN peace missions include women

Interview: Swedish State Secretary Annika Söder argues for pushing the women, peace and security agenda in the UN Security Council by withholding funds from peace missions that do not take gender equality seriously.

OECD: Uneven funding for aid evaluation

An OECD survey shows vast discrepencies in donor spending on aid evaluation systems as a proportion of their budgets. 

Declining use of state agencies by Sida

Aid funds transferred to Swedish authorities and universities have decreased in recent years as Sweden phases out cooperation with well-off countries.

Security specialist takes over at DIIS in Copenhagen

DIIS has a new profile. Replacing Nanna Hvidt, Kristian Fischer becomes Director of the Danish Institute for International Studies after 16 years at the Ministry of Defense.