Sunday, December 15, 2019

DT 14-15 / 2010

Sweden sends strong warning to Global Fund

Sweden has withheld its pledge to the Global Fund due to revelations of misused grants in four countries amounting to USD 25 million. MSF Sweden criticises the move, arguing that if the idea was to make a political statement about corruption in aid, Global Fund was the wrong target.

Deepening rift between Norwegian and Swedish aid

Finland and Sweden are boosting their aid in spite of difficult economic times. Denmark imposes a four-year freeze. Norway is the only major Nordic donor to cut aid next year.

Swedish police expand investigation of Scania in Iraqi Oil for Food

Swedish police have expanded their investigations of the truck producer Scania, which is suspected of having paid kickbacks to the Saddam Hussein regime in exchange for contracts in the UN Oil for Food programme.

Denmark teams up with IFC to promote business in fragile states

Denmark has joined forces with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) with the aim of supporting the private sector in fragile states in Sub-Saharan Africa.