Wednesday, December 11, 2019

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If Norfunds exits SN Power, aid level could crash

Norway’s aid could plunge in the coming years because highly profitable hydropower investments have been reported as aid the OECD. When such stakes are sold, both the original investment and subsequent profits have to be deducted from the aid for that year.

Ahtisaari makes plea for aid as antidote to terror

This year’s Nobel Laureate, the Finnish diplomat and former President Martti Ahtisaari, used the Nobel platform to urge governments to maintain their aid levels in spite of the financial crisis.

GAVI halts reward payments. Study reveals bogus vaccine reporting

Poor countries are over-reporting the extent of their immunisation programmes, new research published in the medical journal The Lancet shows. The GAVI Alliance, which rewards countries with high vaccine coverage, has responded by freezing its payments. Meanwhile, an evaluation raises issue with GAVI's overwhelming focus on new vaccines.