Friday, December 13, 2019

News / 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.
Read more >>
 
 

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.
Read more >>

‘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.
Read more >>

ICRC: NGO actors share blame for ‘blurring of lines’

 
An ICRC official says the military is often blamed for encroaching on humanitarian space, but humanitarian actors must bear some of the responsibility for the “blurring of lines" when they become part of a political agenda.
Read more >>

Norway may have over-reported aid by NOK 1 billion

 
Opposition MPs criticise the government for counting almost NOK 1 billion in acquisitions made by the hydropower company SN Power as aid, and "bending" the OECD rules on aid. 
Read more >>

Norway in Africa

 
An updated version of the Norwegian Foreign Ministry’s Platform for a Hollistic Africa Policy has been published.
Read more >>

Helsinki Process comes to a close

 
At year’s end the Helsinki Process, launched in 2002 by the governments of Finland and Tanzania, comes to a close.
Read more >>

Borgstam new Ambassador to DRC

 
Johan Borgstam, a policy advisor to Sweden’s Development Minister Gunilla Carlsson, has been appointed Ambassador to Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Read more >>