Wednesday, December 11, 2019

DT 12 / 2011

Palestinian support could be test case for aid taxation

In an effort to become independent of budget support, the Palestinian Authorities want to abolish tax exemptions on aid projects as part of an effort to broaden its tax base. The Palestinians raised the issue at the recent donor meeting in New York. Norway is considering the request.

Sida’s billion-crown pot for NGOs up for grabs

For the first time, a significant portion of the billion-crown pot Sida spends on multi-year grants for NGOs will be up for grabs next year. But the system will be phased in gradually. Four NGOs’ agreements run out next year freeing up more than SEK 300 million.

Day of reckoning for Global Fund

An international panel’s critical report of the Global Fund calls for fundamental changes in the way the organisation handles risk and corruption at a time when donor tolerance - and money - are running out.

Sweden expands aid to Africa, funding of UN agencies at a standstill

More money for Africa and a huge capital injection for Swedfund are the main priorities in next year’s Swedish aid budget. Sweden keeps core funding of all major UN agencies unchanged.  Swedish aid will amount to SEK 35.8 billion.