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News / DT 4 / 2009

Radical simplification of health aid architecture

An international task force reported to UK's PM Gordon Brown earlier this month that the global health aid architecture needs to be radically simplified. Most new money has gone to AIDS and vaccines, while health systems in the poorest countries have been virtually ignored.

Sweden top aid performer, Norway falls to third place

Sweden is the world’s best aid performer providing 0.98 per cent of GNI as official development assistance, according to OECD. Luxembourg is number two,while Norway falls back to third place.

Eva Joly keeps pushing World Bank, multinationals

Eva Joly is preparing to return to France, where she will run as Green Party candidate for the EU Parliament. During her final days in Norway, she spoke to Development Today, reflecting on the role of the World Bank and multinationals in the tax havens debate, and other unfinished business.

GAVI unfreezes payments. Key criticism remains unanswered

Last December, following a critical study published in The Lancet suggesting that GAVI had overpaid countries for child immunisation by USD 140 million, GAVI froze its payment scheme. Now GAVI has decided to resume payments. But the study’s authors say their key finding remains unaddressed.