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News / DT 16 / 2011

Ethiopia to showcase Energy+ in Durban

 
A joint Norwegian-British climate project in Ethiopia, to be launched at the climate summit in Durban, will be the first concrete step in Norway’s Energy+ initiative. Other countries in the Energy+ pipeline are Kenya, Liberia and the Maldives.
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Zambia ‘grateful’ for Swedish anti-corruption moves

 
When aid minister Gunilla Carlsson made her first visit to Lusaka since the sharp cuts in Swedish aid to the Zambian health sector, she was prepared for the worst. Instead, the health minister thanked her.
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Sweden, Norway re-think budget support, for different reasons

 
Two Nordic donors are reviewing their policies on budget support - aid injected into recipients’ fiscal budgets without any earmarking. Norway may phase out this type of aid in four African countries to pave the way for climate and energy funding.
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Danish minister hails human rights, to increase budget support

 
In a speech to the diplomatic corps in Copenhagen, Danish Development Minister Christian Friis Bach argued for human rights, aid effectiveness and for an increase in budget support.
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Palestinians ‘almost incapacitated, Israel is not a donor’, says Fayyad

 
Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad calls Israel’s refusal to transfer USD 100 million in tax and customs payments to the Palestinian Authority “absurd”.
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Shrinking focus on agriculture in Norwegian aid

 
A study of Norwegian funding for agricultural development shows that aid to the sector has shrunk in the last five years. It calls for a dramatic increase in the level of support.
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‘Totally paranoid’ in Addis Ababa

 
Finnish Development Minister Heidi Hautala did not mince her words during a seminar in Helsinki this month. The subject was how to promote human rights, the rule of law, democracy and good governance in the current decade, and her example was Ethiopia.
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EU links budget support to human rights

 
The European Union aims to strengten the contract with countries receiving budget support, and link it more strongly to human rights and making the fiscal budget more accessible for the public.
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Norwegian mission in Accra

 
 Norway has opened a new embassy in Ghana, reflecting the country’s positive developments and growing importance in the region.
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