Friday, March 23, 2018

DT 5 / 2016

Donors should stop using Corruption Perception Index to measure recipients

Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index has come under attack for portraying corruption as mainly a problem of developing countries. The creator of the index Johann Graf Lambsdorff says it is “completely wrong” to use it as a measure of where aid should flow. John Christensen of Tax Justice Network says it is time to phase out the index.

Multilateral plan to save forests in DRC. Only Norway contributes financing

Five donors are backing a new a scheme to protect the forests of the DRC. Norway, with a commitment of NOK 1.5 billion, is the sole financier.

Green Resources presents road map to unblock Swedish forest carbon payments

Swedish climate dividends paid to a Norwegian-owned tree plantation in Uganda could resume by 2018. But Sweden reserves the right to terminate the SEK 35 million agreement if conditions are not met.