Wednesday, December 11, 2019

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Ban’s spin on final millennial report. PM Solberg calls for clear new goals

The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon launched the final MDG report in Oslo Monday and said more than one billion people have been lifted out of extreme poverty since 2000.

Danish center-right alliance aims for deep aid cuts

The Danish election has given yet another populist party a key role in Nordic aid policy, paving the way for deep budget cuts and tightly linking aid to anti-immigration efforts. One in five Danes voted for the Danish People’s Party (DPP), whose programme states: “Denmark is not an immigrant country ... we will not accept transformation to a multi-ethnic society.”

Avoiding a resource curse in Myanmar. Norad plans to advise on oil and gas

Norad’s Oil for Development Programme is exploring the possibility of working in Myanmar, but wants to avoid the pitfalls of other Norwegian aid projects in the conflict-ridden country.

Sida chief on Zambian health aid scandal: ‘We needed to send a clear signal’

Back in 2009, SEK 7 million in Swedish aid were stolen by Health Ministry officials in Lusaka. Since then, Sweden has held back aid to Zambia worth 100 times more than that. Did the punishment fit the crime?