The children’s charity Plan International established offices in the Nordic region in the late 1990s. Since then, the four Nordic branches have raised funds amounting to almost SEK 8 billion, mostly through individual child sponsorship.
In a newly negotiated forest climate deal with Guyana, Norway will pay about NOK 40 million annually to the South American country as long as forest loss does not exceed 10,000 hectares a year. The 4,500 hectares of Amazon rainforest that will be destroyed by the Amaila Falls hydro power is not being counted.
For the first time, Norway is the largest Nordic donor, due to billions of crowns slated for climate aid, mainly to Brazil. Norway is also the world’s top aid performer, measured as a share of the economy, new OECD figures show.
Inject capital into Finnfund. Pull back from “Finnish added value”. Beware of fragmentation. Strengthen the aid administration.
This is the advice of the Development Policy Committee to the new government that will be formed after the April 17 election in Finland.