Thursday, January 23, 2020

News / DT 9 / 2016

Equal reporting of refugee costs pushes Germany, Finland to top of donor list

Chaos reigns when it comes to the reporting of aid spent on caring for refugees in donor countries to the OECD DAC. Some countries report little or nothing as aid, while others milk the system for all it is worth. If all donors reported domestic refugee aid costs in the same way, what would the European donor map look like? Development Today has run the numbers; the result is a very different donor map.

Sweden looking for new NGOs to channel humanitarian funds

With the departure of MSF and political signals of more funding in 2017, Sida plans to add NGOs to its list of “strategic humanitarian partners.”

Terminates Danish NGO agreements, cuts funding to GEF and Global Fund

The Danish government sees the aid budget as a toolkit for preventing the arrival of refugees. Private aid expands, but many agreements are terminated. 

NOK 1.5b at stake. Norway optimistic after DRC forest tour

While other donors remain reluctant to put money on the table, Norway strives for the “perfect mix between pushing and pulling” in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Lövin adds billions to the aid budget

The Swedish government has added SEK 6.4 billion for aid activities abroad in response to the sharp fall in expenditures for refugees coming to Sweden.

Failed Congo project: Norway, UK await refund

Norway and the United Kingdom cancelled their support for the Congo Basin Forest Fund (CBFF) over a year ago. They are still awaiting reimbursement of the remaining money from the African Development Bank (AfDB).