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News / DT 3-4 / 2016

OECD awaits Finnish action on anti-bribery

 
Deep dissatisfaction led to the OECD’s sharp statement on Finland’s weak anti-bribery efforts. Now Prime Minister Juha Sipilä is taking action.
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Fading interest in general budget support

 
A decade ago, giving aid as general budget support was the “main game in town.” Now only a handful of countries receive GBS from Nordic donors.
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Denmark may have over-reported domestic refugee costs as aid

 
The OECD, which monitors official development assistance (ODA), will contact the Danish government following concerns that funds used for language and job training for asylum seekers in Denmark may have been wrongfully reported as aid, Development Today has learned.
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Record donor spending of aid funds on domestic refugee costs

 
Sweden spent a larger proportion of its 2015 aid budget on domestic refugee costs – 33.8 per cent - than any other major donor has ever done, OECD aid statistics for 2015 show. 
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Study: Mekong dams will cause billions of dollars in losses in Cambodia, Vietnam

 
A new study of Mekong hydropower projects predicts that dams would “substantially and permanently” alter natural systems that millions of people rely on in the two countries.
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Finnish network for human rights in foreign policy

 
Finnish Foreign Minister Timo Soini has created a network of experts to discuss Finland’s possibilities to engage in human rights issues around the world.
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Finnish aid policy committee sounds alarm

 
Finns have not understood the scale of the current multiple global crises. Adequate resources for both humanitarian and long-term development are needed
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