Wednesday, March 21, 2018

DT 7 / 2014

Fiasco on the Blue Nile. Norway exits Ethiopian aid project - again

Norway has informed Ethiopian authorities that it is terminating its support for the study of two new dams on the Blue Nile River, referring to the impact of the 5,000-megawatt Grand Renaissance Dam. The mega dam, which has drawn strong critique internationally, will flood Mandaya, one of the hydropower sites for which Norway was providing financing. 

Finland most generous with NGO information funds

Development Today’s overview of state funding for NGO information activities shows that Finland provides double as much as other Nordic governments as a proportion of the aid budget.

Guarantees: Sida’s main tool in innovative aid financing

Five years after making them a permanent tool in Swedish aid, guarantees have become Sida’s most successful instrument in innovative financing at no cost to taxpayers so far, a new report concludes.