Wednesday, December 11, 2019

DT 19 / 2008

MSF considers returning to Afghanistan

The medical humanitarian NGO Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is evaluating the possibility of returning to Afghanistan after an absence of more than four years.

Fogh Rasmussen champions policy drive for Africa

Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen’s Africa Commission rejects the common wisdom about aid being central to achieving the MDGs, and argues instead for a major focus on nurturing the private sector in Africa.

‘Amusing’. PricewaterhouseCoopers calls for exit from tax havens

The Norwegian branch of the international auditing firm PricewaterhouseCoopers has recommended that the Norwegian aid-financed risk capital fund Norfund divest from a range of tax havens. At the same time, the auditing firm has large offices in the very same places.

Aid-funded studies lead to Danish carbon credit purchase

Danish aid has resulted in the purchase by Denmark of CDM quotas from a palm oil project equivalent to 245,000 tonnes of CO2. Norway, about to enter the CDM market, has a different approach to using ODA.

WB officials visit Oslo to make peace with Norwegian firms

In an unusual move, the World Bank rushed to Oslo last month to ensure Norwegian energy companies that it wants to cooperate with them in the future.