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News / DT 2 / 2007

Ministry squeezes Sida to report on performance

Sida faces no fewer than 20 deadlines in the coming months for delivering reports to the new government on how the agency spends taxpayers’ money on aid - an "unnecessary burden", says Sida's Deputy Director General.

Sadev chief criticises quality of Sida statistics

Swedish companies working in the aid field have for years complained about the absence of reliable Sida procurement statistics. Now the Swedish aid evaluation agency Sadev adds weight to the critique.

Challenges Norwegian oil fund

John Christensen at Tax Justice Network wants to work with the Norwegian Pension Fund to push for new international accounting standards. 

New Sida Board appointed

The Swedish government appointed a new Board for the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) on February 1, 2007. The Chair of the Board remains ...

Transparency International ranks tax havens among least corrupt

A Tax Justice Network report commissioned by the Norwegian Foreign Ministry criticises Transparency International's corruption index for being biased, and even racist. The TI index reinforces negative images of Africa, while ignoring grand-scale corruption by multinational companies and Western governments.

Donors hold sway. Kazatchkine to lead Global Fund

France’s AIDS Ambassador Michel Kazatchkine will be the next Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. He replaces Sir Richard Feachem, who steps down at the end of his five-year term on March 31.