Evaluation: revamp old-fashioned tied Danish aid scheme or it could become irrelevant
Denmark’s mixed credit scheme, which is subsidised by aid, has given billions of crowns worth of contracts to national firms over two decades. Its relevance might fade unless it is reformed and allows international bidding, an evaluation concludes. The scheme has survived despite pledges from OECD donors, including Denmark, to abolish tied aid. The Danish Foreign Ministry criticises the evaluation for not reflecting on the benefits of tying aid.