Denmark holds back on UNDP, World Bank as Africa aid expands

Denmark holds funding of UN agencies and the World Bank tight as it makes the first major increase in development aid since a Liberal-Conservative alliance formed its first cabinet in 2001. Aid increases by DKK 756 million, according to the budget proposal for next year.

The expansion in Danish aid comes in government cooperation mainly with African countries. Development Minister Ulla Tørnæs says aid for Africa next year increases by DKK 700 million. Denmark also makes the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) a major player in Danish aid overnight.

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