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News / DT 3 / 2014

Sida aims for SEK 600m guarantee for sugar and ethanol project

 
Sida has given bridge financing in the form of a SEK 120 million guarantee for the EcoEnergy sugar and ethanol project in Tanzania. If the African Development Bank gives a green light for the main project, Sida is prepared to extend its guarantee to over half a billion crowns. In spite of the risks, the potential benefits are so big that it would be wrong not to support this project, Sida says.
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Oxfam moves into the Nordic market

 
Oxfam is testing the Nordic region. Danish IBIS is weighing the pros and cons of joining the Oxfam International federation, and a small Swedish Oxfam office has just opened up.
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Row over Ethiopia’s membership in EITI

 
The Chair of EITI Clare Short defends the board’s approval of Ethiopia as a candidate member. Human rights activists misunderstand the purpose of the initiative, she says. 
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Ugandan aid freeze. Devil in the detail

 
Norway and Denmark were quick to announce they were withholding their aid after the anti-gay bill became law in Uganda. But one month on, they still haven’t decided where to make the cuts.
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Legality of Bagamoyo environmental license

 
Environmental concerns raised by Sida in earlier phases of the EcoEnergy project have now been resolved, Sida says. An environmental expert raises doubts.
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Nordic values in development agenda after 2015

 
Nordic development ministers want traditional Nordic values such as gender equality, human rights and rule of law to be integrated into the post-MDG agenda.
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