Tuesday, January 21, 2020

News / DT 14-15 / 2009

Norway holds back Africa aid to finance climate and refugees

Norwegian aid reaches 1.09 per cent of GNI next year, and increases in real terms in spite of the financial crisis. But in the budget for 2010, all fresh funds go to domestic refugees and carbon emission reduction efforts abroad.

Carlsson aims to end Swedish NGOs’ monopoly on Sida funds

Three years ago, the Swedish Development Minister Gunilla Carlsson said she wanted to shake up the group of NGOs that have for years had exclusive access to billions of crowns in Sida NGO funding. Now it's happening.

Iceland forced to make further aid cuts

Iceland makes further drastic cuts in its international aid budget for 2010 as it tries to come out of the worst economic crisis in living memory.

Rainforest Foundation impatient with Norway’s climate spending

Ineffective funding through the UN. Lost opportunities in DRC. Little to show in Brazil before climate talks in Copenhagen. Norway's forest climate programme was inspired by the Rainforest Foundation. But Lars Løvold is frustrated with the way funds have been spent so far.

Danish concern over ‘unlawful’ evictions of Maasai in Tanzania

With unusually strong language, Denmark has called on the Tanzanian government to investigate recent forced evictions of Maasai pastoralists in Loliondo.