Thursday, December 12, 2019

DT 3-4 / 2012

Swedish investor drops ethanol, opts for sugar production in Tanzania

Per Carstedt, former CEO of the biofuel company SEKAB, is courting the African Development Bank and Sida for his sugar cane venture in Tanzania. He says he has listened to his critics.

Norway failed to secure Nordic majority for Africa’s candidate for World Bank top job

Many spoke favourably of the eminent qualifications of Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to lead the World Bank. Norway tried to mobilise support for her. In the end, the Nordic-Baltic vote went to the American.

Denmark makes rights a key value in aid

In a new draft aid strategy, Danish Development Minister Christian Friis Bach makes human rights the main focus and aims to step up budget support.

Forestry aid portfolio under scrutiny

Finnish forestry aid, which accounted for EUR 35 million in disbursements last year, is under scrutiny as a result of the new focus on rights in aid.