The Nordic countries are struggling to recruit nationals to a UN career. The best recruitment base is the Nordic UN junior experts. But these young professionals tend to move back home after a few years abroad to establish families. Nordic welfare benefits seem to be more attractive than a long-term UN career.
A new audit recommends repayment of billions of Tanzanian shillings to Norway from a corruption-tainted natural resources programme funded by Norwegian aid.
The report was at first stamped secret. Following a complaint from Development Today, Norway has released a redacted copy.
The vaccine alliance GAVI, which administers the G8-sponsored AMC project on pneumococcal vaccine, is at loggerheads with experts critical to the initiative over how many lives can be saved and what the real costs will be.
The Norwegian Foreign Ministry admits it used the wrong paragraph in the Freedom of Information Act to justify keeping secret an audit of the corruption-ridden MNRP programme Tanzania, funded by Norwegian aid.