Tuesday, December 10, 2019

DT 12 / 2015

Court to rule on compensation for abducted, injured NRC worker

A trial in Oslo that could set a legal precedent for relief organisations’ responsibility for staff injured in conflict zones around the world has been followed closely by NGO representatives. 

New, deeper cuts in Norway's aid may set priorities for years to come

The refugee crisis has paved the way for sudden and historic cuts in Norwegian aid, and the Blue-Blue government is putting its mark on the aid budget. Some areas are sheltered, while others take the brunt of the NOK 4 billion in cuts. 

Swedish government considers even more aid cuts

The Swedish government is discussing more cuts in aid to fund costs related to receiving more than a 100,000 refugees expected next year.

Guyana says Amaila dam is ‘too expensive’

The new government in Georgetown is willing to continue the climate forest partnership with Norway, but says it cannot accept the Amaila Falls hydro project - the flagship of the deal - in its current form.

Auditor questions Norfund’s fossil fuel investment

The share of Norfund’s investments in poor countries dropped last year and the fund became a major owner of fossil fuel power plants in Africa. 

Sida’s stake in Bagamoyo hangs by a thread

The agreement between Sida and the biofuel company Bagamoyo EcoEnergy expires in two months. If the firm does not find an investor for the ambitious sugar project in Tanzania by year's end, Sida stands to lose up to SEK 54 million.