Court ruling: Sida’s procurement practice is “unpredictable, subjective”

 
In a tender for consultancy services on evaluations, Sida has violated principles of transparency and equal treatment in the Swedish Public Procurement Law, the Administrative Court in Stockholm has ruled.
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Oslo embraces new World Bank fund on child health. Swedes say it’s a ‘bad idea’

Sweden and Norway’s sharply differing perspectives on global health aid are reflected in the two countries’ opposing positions on the new World Bank-managed facility on maternal and child health.
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Sweden’s long road back after Zambian health aid scandal of 2009

Six long years after revelations of corruption in the Zambian health ministry caused donors to freeze their aid, Sweden is about to enter into a new agreement with the government.
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Hard line from donors leant support to corruption fighters in Lusaka

Hard line from donors leant support to corruption fighters in Lusaka

The donors’ response to stolen health aid funds in Zambia in 2009 was swift and brutal. The Head of the Anti-Corruption Commission tells DT that this supported the work of investigators in Lusaka.
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Norway funds new centre on dialogue in conflict-ridden Rakhine state, Myanmar

Oslo is supporting a new centre that aims to promote dialogue between Buddhists and Muslims in the troubled Rakhine state. Officials deny that Norway is taking the lead in the Rohingya issue.
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Why the next Secretary General needs to shake up the UN system

Why the next Secretary General needs to shake up the UN system

The UN needs to return to its roots in the aftermath of the Second World War when it was at the heart of global cooperation and not “a liberal toy”. Thomas G. Weiss at the City University of New York challenges the next Secretary General.
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Finland steps up funding to OCHA

Finland is increasing its annual core contribution to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
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OECD: aid to poorest remained low in 2014

Global official development assistance (ODA) remained at an all-time high of USD 135 billion last year with Nordic countries providing almost 12 per cent of the total, the OECD reports.
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‘Not a foreign agent’ clause included in Climate Advisers' forest contracts

Norway has granted two new contracts to the Washington-based consultant which has been under media scrutiny for lobbying the White House as part of an aid-funded assignment.
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South African bank stops loan to Swedish sugar project

A South African bank has ceased payments to the EcoEnergy sugar plantation project in Tanzania, triggering a halt in payments from Sida.
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Swedish climate money on top of 1% aid level

The Swedish government proposes to provide financing for the Green Climate Fund using      non-aid money in its revised fiscal budget.
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