Wednesday, March 21, 2018

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Foreign-owned consultancies eat into Sida procurement pie

One year has passed since Sweden’s new aid procurement policy came into affect. Though all contracts worth more than SEK 2 million are now put on international tender, most contracts continue to be awarded to firms based in Sweden. For a number of firms with foreign ownership, it has paid off to have subsidiary offices in Sweden.

Denmark commits more aid to fight ‘Al Qaeda terrorism’

The most surprisingly thing about the Danish government’s latest anti-terrorism aid plan is that it was launched with no fanfare.

Finland follows lead of like-minded EU countries

The Finnish government’s White Paper on development policy reflects the spirit of recent similar policy initiatives in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Sweden, which attempt to introduce a more coherent approach to the developing world.