News / DT 9 / 2012

More domestic refugee spending beefs up aid budget

 
The conservative-led Swedish government raises aid by SEK 2.4 billion next year, but the main growth is covered by refugee costs in Sweden.
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Hopes to inspire cash-strapped donors with new aid funding model

 
Heidi Hautala hopes that Finland’s plan to divert funds from carbon credit auctions to the aid budget can serve as an inspiration to other cash-strapped donors.
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Norway to use UN to build new alliances

 
Playing down the role of aid, the Norwegian government calls for a shake-up in the UN system and challenges the ‘damaging’ north-south divide.
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Exit Støre, enter Barth Eide

 
In a surprise reshuffle in Oslo, Espen Barth Eide takes over as the new Foreign Minister as veteran Jonas Gahr Støre is reassigned to lead the Health Ministry.
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Finland rewards multilateral agencies, NGOs

 
Newly-released figures show that allocations to UN agencies, the World Bank's IDA and non-government organisations grow in the aid budget for 2013. 
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SADEV to close by year end

 
The Swedish government will close down the aid evaluation agency SADEV this year. All staff lose their jobs. The former director general returns to the Foreign Ministry.
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More Danish NGOs to receive ‘frame’ status, reduces ministry’s administrative burden

 
The number of Danish NGOs receiving framework grants will be increased as a way of reducing the Foreign Ministry’s administrative burden. It’s an offer the ‘new’ NGO’s can’t really refuse.
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