Of: Bertil Odén
This summer, there has been a debate about the fact that write-offs of overdue but unpaid loans to the Democratic Republic of Congo and Togo will reduce the development assistance budget by the corresponding amount, in this case just over SEK XNUMX billion. How did this reduction in the development aid budget actually go? Bertil Odén leaves here his picture of the step-by-step transformation.
August 24, 2011, Debate
Of: Göran Holmqvist
Göran Holmqvist, moderator of a seminar that asked the question in the title, sums up the seminar and shares his personal reflections on what was debated.
May 17, 2011, Debate
Of: Johan Åkerblom
Sida has been commissioned by the government to propose a concentration of Swedish bilateral development assistance. But when Sida is to "concentrate" again, it should start by asking the questions: Why should we have bilateral aid at all? Why do we not send the money through the EU or the World Bank, when the majority of the money is still to be put in a common donor pot? What exactly is the raison d'être of bilateral aid?
April 26, 2011, Debate
Of: Annica Sohlström and Maud Johansson
The IMF has received surprisingly high gains due to rising gold prices. Forum Syd is behind a worldwide appeal to the governments that control the IMF with the message that the well-stocked funds should be used for debt write-offs, write Annica Sohlström and Maud Johansson, Forum Syd.
April 15, 2011, Debate
Of: Göran Holmqvist and Mats Hårsmar
One of the more talked about reforms of Swedish development assistance during the past term of office was the decision to focus on a smaller number of partner countries. It was a reform that was welcomed not least by the development assistance administration. Increased focus enables increased efficiency and thus probably better results from development assistance. Three years later, it can be stated that the geographical fragmentation of Swedish development assistance is largely unchanged.
November 24, 2010, Debate