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News / DT 10-11 / 2007

Norwegian PM builds alliance for radical shift in global health aid

 
As the Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg prepares to launch his business plan for scaling up aid to the health sector he will be drawing on a broad political network that he has built up over several years.
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OECD tells Denmark, again: untie mixed credits

 
The main findings of the OECD peer review of Denmark’s aid programme combines praise with a strong message for Denmark to stop the practice of reserving mixed credits for its own companies.
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Vietnamese outscore Nordics in UN survey

 
A UN survey carried out in Vietnam and four Nordic countries reveals that Vietnamese people have better general knowledge about developing countries and are more optimistic about the future.
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Finland to review Afghanistan portfolio

 
As Finnish troops are transferred to the Swedish-led PRT in Mazar-i-Sharif, the Foreign Ministry in Helsinki is reviewing Finland’s overall engagement in Afghanistan.
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Swedish NGOs face more competition over fewer funds

 
Sida’s invitation for new Swedish NGOs to apply to become frame organisations is likely to result in more competition for fewer funds in the coming years.
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Bondevik positive about Støre’s Middle East policy

 
Former Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik is supportive of the Norwegian government’s recognition of the former Palestinian cooperation government between Hamas and Fatah.
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Stoltenberg prepares ambitious plan to reverse trends in global health aid

 
The Norwegian Prime Minister’s Office is working with the Gates Foundation and the United Kingdom on an ambitious global business plan to scale up resources for health services in developing countries. The idea is to tap into earmarked funds managed by the vaccine alliance GAVI, the Global Fund and other special health initiatives.
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