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News / DT 12 / 2013

OECD tells Sweden to hurry up with new aid policy platform

 
In the recent peer review of Swedish developent assistance, the Paris-based OECD is running out of patience. The report points to the “forest of policies” governing Swedish aid and urges that the “eagerly awaited” aid policy framework is finally completed.
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Finland counts on carbon credit auction income to boost support to UN agencies

 
The biggest increase in Finland’s 2014 aid budget goes to two multilateral development banks, while funds to UN agencies are frozen.
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New aid minister inherits budget after Carlsson’s sudden exit

 
A former police detective takes over the Swedish aid portfolio, which amounts to SEK 38.4 billion next year with a primary focus on preventing child mortality and maternal health in Africa.
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Norwegian aid in the blue

 
In Norway, the aid community is bracing for a dramatic shake up as the country will likely get its bluest cabinet in modern history.
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Finnish aid to Mozambique plagued by corruption

 
There are suspicions of misuse of Finnish aid to several sectors in Mozambique. Forestry aid was cancelled last year. Aid to a science programme is the newest case.
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Focus on human rights constrained by aid cuts

 
The annual report of Finland’s multi-stakeholder Development Policy Committee gives full support for the human rights focus in the 2012 Finnish development policy, which marks a “a major shift of emphasis” from the ecological sustainability focus of the 2007 policy. 
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Police detective takes over Swedish aid portfolio

 
After seven years as aid minister, Gunilla Carlsson has stepped down and is replaced by a newcomer to the development field, Hillevi Engström.
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