Sunday, January 19, 2020

Budget proposal 2017

Freeze in Norwegian aid, narrow space for Børge Brende’s priorities

The spin doctors at the Foreign Ministry have put a positive twist on next year’s aid budget by comparing it with status three years ago. But the fact is that the budget proposal for 2017 represents a freeze on almost all budget lines. The few areas receiving more cash include administration, education and some fragile states, taking into account the “new security policy environment and migration challenges.” 

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