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News / DT 12 / 2010

NGOs block dams protocol over indigenous rights

 
Four international NGOs have dug in their heels over indigenous peoples’ rights, in a move that could derail an initiative that aims to create a new common standard for assessing hydropower projects.
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Swedish Embassy in Lusaka ponders 2010 budget support

 
Nine months into the year, Sweden has not disbursed its budget support to Zambia for 2010. The support is worth a maximum of SEK 154m.
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Norway continues to push for G20 reform

 
Norway still has no footing in the G20. The grouping “lacks legitimacy” and needs better regional representation, says Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre. He was speaking at a press briefing ahead of the UN top meeting later this month.
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Denmark launches multi-party institute

 
Earlier this month, Danish Development Minister Søren Pind launched the new Institute for Multi-Party Cooperation, an independent body that has been allocated DKK 75 million in aid funds over three years.
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Denmark, EU, World Bank hold back millions in road aid

 
The three main donors to the roads sector in Zambia continue to withhold millions in aid following a devastating report by the Zambian Auditor General. The report points to missing funds that likely add up to millions of dollars, Development Today has learned.
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No reimbursement from Tanzania. Norway withholds aid

 
Tanzania has yet to refund NOK 12.4 million to Norway following the embezzlement of aid for a natural resources programme. As a result, Norway is not likely to fund a new programme this year.
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Soft touch. IMF join hands with ILO

 
The chiefs of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) agreed at a joint conference in Oslo in mid-September to work together to establish a “social protection floor” in countries where they operate.
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