Friday, December 15, 2017

DT 12 / 2009

Tanzania: Norway dumps auditor who revealed massive corruption

 
Norway has reduced its refund claims to a fraction of the original estimate of USD 30 million in misused aid from a natural resources programme in Tanzania. The Danish auditor who investigated the programme questions why the amount is being so drastically reduced. The Norwegians have kept him out of the process.
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Fewer Nordic top UN jobs. Swedes still dominate

 
In the past two years there has been a slight reduction in the number of Nordic officials working in prominent positions in the UN System, Development Today’s overview shows. See the full list.
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Marginal increase in Väyrynen's aid budget for 2010

 
The Finnish government’s budget for 2010 marks a rise of EUR 50 million in total ODA to EUR 966 million in total. This is equal to a level of 0.55 per cent of next year’s estimated GNI.
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SEKAB to sell Africa biofuel projects to former CEO Per Carstedt

 
Unable to find a buyer, SEKAB now plans to sell its controversial biofuel projects in East Africa to a company controlled by SEKAB’s former CEO Per Carstedt. Sida is asked to provide a guarantee.
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