Tuesday, December 10, 2019

January / 2018

Norway: New Conservative minister pledges sweeping aid reform

Norway’s Conservative Party takes a stronger grip on development policy, appointing one of its top politicians, Nikolai Astrup, to be the party’s first Development Minister. The appointment is part of a government reshuffle, where the Liberal Party joins the minority government. The new minister now promises sweeping reforms of the Norwegian aid administration. 

Finnfund, Swedfund and IFU adopt EU tax haven blacklist

Three Nordic aid-financed investment funds have on short notice decided to ban investments through tax havens blacklisted by the European Union.

Out of Stockholm. Sida head office to be moved

The Swedish government decided this week that the headquarters of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) is to be moved out of central Stockholm to the municipality of Botkyrka, 20 kilometres southwest of the city.

NDF looks beyond Nordics to finance new trust fund

The Nordic Development Fund (NDF) is in discussions with several European donors to provide funding for a new trust fund for innovative climate projects in Southern and Eastern Africa. The trust fund opens a window that allows NDF for the first time to seek funding outside the Nordic region.