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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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.