Sunday, December 15, 2019

DT 5-6 / 2007

Sweden aims to reduce number of multilateral recipients

Sweden channels aid funds to more than 70 different multilateral organisations. Development Minister Gunilla Carlsson says consolidation is necessary and considers reducing the number receiving support. A new Swedish multilateral aid strategy harshly criticises earmarked funds to multilateral agencies handled by Sida.

Norway’s controversial oil programme in Iraq up for scrutiny

A controversial NOK 27 million Norwegian programme for technical support to the oil sector in Iraq expires at the end of this year. Critics say Norway is mixing aid and business. Development Minister Erik Solheim will have to decide.