Wednesday, December 11, 2019

DT 10-11 / 2005

Norway and Hernando de Soto. Bankrolling the presidents’ man

It all started in 2001, when the Norwegian firm Norway Registers Development (NRD) invited Hernando de Soto to speak at the Euro Register seminar in Vilnius, Lithuania. NRD, a consultancy active in the aid market, specialised in designing and establishing institutions to support legally-based property rights systems in developing countries and Eastern Europe and had been in existence since 1995.

Finnish Ministry ignores Auditor’s warning against budget support

The Finnish Auditor General slams the government’s plans to step up budget support to Mozambique and give such assistance to Zambia in 2007. The risk for of “misappropriation of fund is great", states the Auditor. Still, the Finnish Foreign Ministry is determined to increase budget support.

Danish aid consultancy market stabilises at DKK 620 million

Following major reductions in Danida’s volume of spending on aid consultancy contracts between 2001 and 2003, the market appears to have stabilised at about DKK 620 million last year.