Wednesday, December 11, 2019

DT 4 / 2004

Sweden demands refund from Mozambican government

The Ministry of Education in Mozambique has in principle accepted to refund SEK 1.7 million of Swedish aid used for scholarships, following an audit carried out for Sida by Ernst & Young. Some of the grants were awarded to relatives of the Minister of Education. Sweden will also demand refunds of up to SEK 4 million for transactions that were not supported by documentation. The Ministry is currently trying to track down the missing documentation. Eight donors, including the European Commission, have established a large-scale sector programme, (FASE) for education in Mozambique. The grave findings in the Swedish report have caused serious concern in the donor community.

Aid plays key role in Danish strategy on Kyoto Protocol

Under the 1997 Kyoto Protocol Denmark committed itself to reduce yearly carbon emissions by no less than 21 per cent of the 1990 emission level in the period 2008 to 2012.

State agencies received over SEK 300m in Swedish aid funds in 2003

Sida transferred SEK 318 million to Swedish state agencies last year; equal to about a quarter of all Sida procurement out of Stockholm, though only a tiny fraction of the total Swedish aid budget. These contracts were given without going through a procurement process. (See DT 2/04)