Donors delay USD 200m in budget support to Tanzania, pending TANESCO row

 
Donors in Tanzania are holding back their payments of general budget support as they await the outcome of an investigation of suspected fraud involving TANESCO and the central bank.
Read more >>

High stakes for Norway with new focus on aid for fragile states

In the government's budget proposal for 2015, Norway is concentrating its aid on a dozen countries, but has picked some of the most difficult spots to work in. The reform strengthen links between aid and Norway’s peace broker role, foreign policy and commercial interests.
Read more >>
Iceland’s PM promises to boost geothermal aid

Iceland’s PM promises to boost geothermal aid

At the recent Climate Summit in New York, Iceland’s Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson pledged to increase support for geothermal energy.
Read more >>

OECD target: 50% of aid to poorest countries

If DAC donors agree to give half of their development aid to least-developed countries, they will have to re-allocate USD 23 billion.
Read more >>

Norway gives more results-based funding. UK and Germany opt for traditional forest aid

The three countries have made bold joint statements on REDD. But the UK and Germany continue to prioritise “upfront” forest aid, while Norway offers cash in exchange for reduced emissions in Peru and Liberia.
Read more >>

US lawmaker calls for legal review of think tanks funded by Norway, Gulf states

A senior US Republican lawmaker has asked the Department of Justice to examine whether US think tanks are circumventing the law by accepting funds to promote the agendas of foreign powers.
Read more >>

UNHCR moves to Copenhagen’s UN City

With UNHCR’s decision to move its fund-raising department to Denmark the total UN staff working in Copenhagen climbs to 1,600.
Read more >>

IBIS, Oxfam in trial union

The General Assembly of the Danish NGO IBIS has voted to become an “observer member” of the British-based international NGO federation Oxfam.
Read more >>

IFU launches green energy developer via new climate fund

The Danish Climate Investment Fund, managed by IFU, has invested in Nordic Power Partners, a new green energy project developer.
Read more >>

Limits on loan payments to Green Climate Fund

Grant-giving donors want to avoid their money being used to subsidise loan contributions. Less than two months until the November pledging conference.
Read more >>
Two new Nordic development ministers

Development Minister Sirpa Paatero (Social Democrat)  
Photo: Finnish Foreign Ministry

Two new Nordic development ministers

A change of government in Sweden and the exit of the Green Party from the government coalition in Finland have resulted in two new ministers.
Read more >>

DT Archive

Log in for subscribers

Username
Password

News alerts

Receive news alerts free of charge. Click here to register.

Upgrade your subscription

Paper subscribers can upgrade your subscriptions to include online access. Substantial savings on Institutional License via IP. 
Contact us for an offer.

Read more >>

Download a sample issue

Click here to read this sample issue of DT for free.

Join aid professionals in 60 countries. Subscribe today.

In a field cluttered with aid-funded publications, Development Today stands apart with a policy of not accepting grants from donors, NGOs or companies.

This is the basis of our guarantee to you - the reader - that our coverage is truly independent and non-biased.

Click here to find out more.