Wednesday, December 11, 2019

DT 3 / 2006

Green bonanza for Swedish private sector, state agencies, NGOs

Sweden is sharpening the green profile of its development assistance. Swedish state agencies, NGOs, institutes and not least the private sector should prepare for a bonanza as SEK 330 million are to be spent on environmental projects within the next nine months.

UNFPA set to bypass UNICEF as favoured Nordic agency

While Nordic donors have in recent years criticised the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) for being too isolated and reluctant to engage in UN reform, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) is quickly becoming the Nordic donors’ favorite.

NGO accountability in the tsunami response

NGOs received more than USD 5 billion from the general public to assist those affected by the Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunamis of 26 December 2004. The growing power of NGOs increases the importance of better accountability to donors and recipients, writes John Cosgrave.