DT 4-5 / 2017

Donors impose tougher conditions on UN, but fraud remains a ‘menace’

 
Nordic donors have played hardball to make UN agencies take their corruption problems seriously. But progress has been slow. A UN study concludes that fraud remains a “menace” in the UN System.
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Lake Chad famine: Building capacity of local humanitarian actors will take time

 
In the midst of a growing humanitarian crisis in Nigeria, the UN’s Peter Lundberg is trying to give a bigger role to local actors that have better access to vulnerable populations.
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ILPI scandal. Massive troubles with grant management at Foreign Ministry in Oslo

 
A consultancy scandal continues to rock the Foreign Ministry as two new reports spotlight deep-rooted problems with how its officials manage aid grants. 
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Fierce competition over DKK 4 billion in Danish NGO financing

 
The Danish Foreign Ministry’s new NGO financing set-up offers huge potential increases to some organisations, but guarantees that others will be disappointed.
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Former Swedish development minister to head Sida

 
Veteran Social Democrat politician and former Development Minister Carin Jämtin will be the new Director General of the aid agency, Sida.
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Kenya foots bill for delay in Lake Turkana wind project. Nordic aid-funded investors avoid losses

 
Kenyan consumers may have to pay millions of EUR in penalties due to delays in the transmission line for the Lake Turkana wind project. Five years ago the World Bank warned that this could happen.
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IFAD sets final deadline for Tanzania sugar project

 
With USD 67 million tied up in the outgrowers programme for the Bagamoyo sugar project, IFAD is making one last effort to salvage the scheme.
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