Monday, December 16, 2019

DT 21-22 / 2005

Red Cross criticised for keeping tsunami evaluation secret

The single largest recipient of tsunami funds in the world - the international Red Cross Movement - is criticised for keeping secret an evaluation of its response in the weeks following the tragedy on December 26, 2004.

Value of Danish mixed credit projects skyrockets to DKK 2.2b in 2005

While other Nordic countries have scaled back their mixed credits, Denmark reaches new record levels. This year the contract value of approved soft loans amount to DKK 2.2 billion. Denmark has reserved itself against the OECD untying regime and continues to tie mixed credit contracts to Danish suppliers. It also links mixed credit projects to government procurement of CO2 quotas.

COWI back on top of Danish aid consultancy market in 2005

COWI is back on top of the Danish aid market. Once again, the firm is without question the leading consultancy in the field of development assistance active in Denmark. While COWI continues its successful strategy of bidding for practically every possible Danida contract that comes up, its traditional competitors - NIRAS, Carl Bro and Rambøll - have tended to lose more and larger tenders that they win. These are some of the results of Development Today’s analysis of Danish aid consultancy contracts for 2005.