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.
Few forest activists could dream of influencing government policy as profoundly as Lars Løvold has done. But he hasn’t been able to convince Foreign Ministry bureaucrats that the big forest prize - the Democratic Republic of Congo - is worth the enormous risks.
Researchers at cmi, Christian Michelsens Institute in Bergen, have published a study of the phenomenon of per diem compensation - its uses and abuses - paid by donors in three highly aid-dependent countries, Malawi, Tanzania and Ethiopia.
The swedish aid minister Gunilla Carlsson is making use of the services of Statskontoret, the Swedish Agency for Public Management, in two investigations of development assistance: one on how evaluations are managed; and the other on the framework NGOs.