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News / DT 9-10 / 2014

Reflections on seven years of aid reforms. ‘There is still more to do’

Sweden’s Conservative development minister during seven years Gunilla Carlsson calls Swedish aid a “sleeping beauty” that she tried to wake up and shake up with her reform agenda. In her first interview since her resignation a year ago, she says to Development Today that she was not able to take on the last bastion of Swedish aid - her own ministry.

Danish aid boosts export drive, weakens focus on poor countries

In his first aid budget, Mogens Jensen (Labour), Denmark’s Trade and Development Minister, weakens the focus on poor countries while boosting activities aimed at scaling up exports.

‘Greatest risk’ to Norway’s global forest experiment is lack of donor interest

A new evaluation of Norway’s forest climate initiative warns that in spite of impressive progress in some areas, the international community’s failure to come on board jeopardises the effort. Based on figures in the report, DT estimates that unspent Norwegian rainforest funds are now approaching NOK 7 billion.

Climate quota income softens impacts of cuts in Finnish aid

Finnish development aid continues to shrink, though the Foreign Ministry insists that the situation is not as bad as the massive reductions of the 1990s.  

NOK 6.7 billion in unspent forest climate aid

Development Today’s analysis of figures presented in the evaluation of Norway’s forest climate initiative shows that unspent funds are now approaching NOK 7 billion.

Ellen Margarethe Løj to represent UN in Juba

The veteran Danish diplomat has been appointed as UN Special Representative to South Sudan, replacing the Norwegian Hilde Frafjord Johnson.