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News / DT 17 / 2009

Auditor General wants scrutiny of state agencies’ role in aid

The Swedish Auditor General has scrutinised Sida’s practice of channelling aid through public institutions like the police and the tax authorities. The auditor concludes that this is a form of aid tying and calls for an independent review.

USD 1.5b vaccine scheme to cost donors billions more

The G8’s AMC vaccine initiative has been marketed as a USD 1.5 billion scheme that will save 7 million lives over 20 years. In fact, achieving the goals of the AMC will cost the donors of GAVI, which administers the scheme, billions of dollars more.

Norway ranked as top humanitarian donor. Sweden drops to Nr 2

Three Nordic governments dominate the top spots in the Humanitarian Response Index for 2009, which measures the generosity, neutrality and timeliness of OECD donors’ humanitarian aid funding. Sweden has been ranked Nr 1 for two years, but now drops to second place, replaced by Norway.

World Food Programme welcomes multi-year funding

Denmark and Norway are in discussions with the World Food Programme (WFP) about possible multi-year funding arrangements that could take effect as early as next year.

Finns aim to join Australian forest initiative in Kalimantan

As part of its strategy to increase support in the forestry sector, Finland is considering providing financing toward the Australian-financed Kalimantan Forests and Climate Partnership (KFCP).

Mandatory e-course on gender for Danida staff

The entire development staff and management at the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs will be required to take an e-course on gender issues as part of Development Minister Ulla Tørnæs’ on-going effort to mainstream gender equality into Danish aid.