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.
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.
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.