Saturday, November 18, 2017

News / 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.”
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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. 
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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. 
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Finnish country strategies tighten focus on impact areas

 
The new country strategies for priority recipients of Finnish aid identify three main sectors for development cooperation in each country.
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Norwegian to mediate Guyana-Venezuela border dispute

 
The UN Secretary General has appointed the Norwegian diplomat Dag Halvor Nylander as mediator in the long-standing Caribbean border controversy.
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