Monday, March 19, 2018

DT 3 / 2017

Trading migrants for aid. Tough talk at home gets lost in realpolitik abroad

While donors increasingly link their aid to the return of refugees, researchers say there is no evidence that aid conditionality can speed up the readmission of asylum seekers whose applications have been denied. Sweden says threats to cut aid are “counter-productive.”

Nordic share of global aid shrinks as Germany and US expand ODA

Nordic donors’ share of OECD aid dropped sharply last year as some of the largest donors like Germany and the United States expanded their aid. 

Sida makes slow progress with UN agencies on sharing corruption information

The number of reported cases of suspected misuse of Swedish aid has increased substantially over the last few years, but UN agencies remain underrepresented.

Dramatic drop in Nordic stake in IDA

Nordic donor grants for the World Bank’s soft loan arm IDA have diminished by one-fifth as a result of the 18th replenishment last December. 

Danish consultant debarred for bribing officials in Asia

The Copenhagen-based firm Consia Consultants ApS has been debarred from doing business with the World Bank for 14 years.