Sunday, November 19, 2017

Denmark steps up Africa aid, UN support at standstill

The Danish government will keep aid at 0.8 per cent of GNI, according to its new five-year plan. But it will substantially increase bilateral assistance to Africa with special focus on AIDS and women.
Among the UN agencies, UNFPA is the winner, while the Danes plan cuts in UNDP core funding. Support to the World Bank’s soft loan arm IDA will remain at the current level, which means a cut in real terms.

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