Monday, December 16, 2019

DT 13 / 2012

Playing hardball with Uganda. SEK 1 billion at stake

Donors have adopted a united front in their reaction to allegations of corruption at the highest levels of government in Uganda. They have frozen EUR 36 million. Another EUR 77 million in aid channelled through government institutions are at risk if they do not receive a satisfactory response from Uganda soon.

A politician becomes DAC Chair

Norway’s Erik Solheim is the first Nordic to take the helm of OECD’s aid watchdog, the Paris-based Development Assistance Committee (DAC). He is the first European politician to hold this key position in the aid field. 

Urges Finland to stop tying aid

Finland’s practice of reserving contracts for national firms more than doubled from 2008 to 2010. The OECD peer review urges Finland to untie its aid.