Wednesday, December 11, 2019

DT 7-8 / 2016

Donors negotiate major expansion of World Bank’s role in global aid

A huge reform of World Bank operations in poor countries is underway. Donors are positive about a plan to expand the bank’s financial resources by almost USD 25 billion. The Bank’s plan can be seen as a way to reclaim the Bretton Woods institution’s position as the leading actor on the global development scene in the wake of the Sustainable Development Goals and the emergence of new development banks backed by China.  

Financial independence from donors allowed MSF to reject EU state funds

Many NGOs criticised the EU-Turkey refugee deal. But financial independence made it possible for MSF to turn its back on half a billion crowns in state funding.

Former Sida boss becomes first female DAC Chair

Charlotte Petri Gornitzka leaves the Swedish aid agency and takes up her new position as head of the Paris-based donor organisation.

Finland’s EUR 400-million aid question

As Kai Mykkänen takes over Finland’s aid portfolio he must figure out how to channel new development loans amounting to more than EUR 400 million over the next couple of years.