Sunday, December 15, 2019

DT 3 / 2004

UNICEF and WHO moved to hang on to GAVI funds from Norway

The GAVI Secretariat has lobbied Norway and the Netherlands in an attempt to make the donors stop channelling GAVI funds directly to the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organisation (WHO). The move has reportedly caused some tension within the GAVI alliance

Sweden to launch in-depth audit of Ministry in Mozambique

Sida is preparing an in-depth audit of the Education Ministry in Mozambique following a report by Ernst & Young that indicates significant misuse of funds. SEK 7 million worth of transactions are not accounted for. This figure refers only to samples, and the auditor assumes the total to be “considerably higher".

COWI takes home 50% of Danida consultancy contracts in 2003

In a Danish aid market that continued to shrink, COWI came out far ahead of its competitors, winning ten of 21 new long-term contracts financed by Danida last year. At the other end of the scale, Rambøll and Carl Bro, which have for years shared the top positions on the Danida consultancy list, picked up only one contract each last year.