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 - amounting to SEK 5.8 billion last year - for being expensive and ineffective. In principle, the strategy states, earmarking should be the exception not the rule.
Swedish Development Minister Gunilla Carlsson: Quality and efficiency are central. © Pawl Flato.
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