Eva Ekelund and Gunnel Axelsson Nycander work at Act Svenska Kyrkan, which has just published a report on development assistance mixed with commercial capital.
Of: Eva Ekelund and Gunnel Axelsson Nycander
Combining development assistance with commercial capital - so-called mixed financing - is an important method of increasing private investment in sustainable development. But there are times when mixed financing is inappropriate. For example, it should not be allowed to influence decisions on privatizations in healthcare and education. This is one of the conclusions in a new report by the Church of Sweden Act.
March 5, 2020, Debate
We should talk about achieving a fair standard of living for all rather than fighting poverty, the debaters write.
Of: Gunilla Palm and Gunnel Axelsson Nycander
Should the goal of international development work continue to be to reduce poverty? Perhaps it is time to see instead a fair standard of living for all as the goal of development work that is firmly rooted in human rights. That is the opinion of Gunnel Axelsson Nycander and Gunilla Palm at the Church of Sweden.
November 20, 2018, Debate
Of: Ann Svensén, Anna Hägg-Sjöquist, Annica Sohlström, Bo Forsberg, Daniel Grahn, Eva Christina Nilsson, Gunnel Axelsson Nycander, Johanna Sandahl, Magnus Falklöf, Maria Andersson, Niclas Lindgren and Sofia Walan
Every fifth aid krona is used today to handle refugee reception in Sweden. The fact that the government is now investigating whether it is possible to take additional funds from Swedish development assistance, as much as 60 percent, risks increasing the number of people who are forced to flee. It writes representatives of twelve aid organizations.
November 6, 2015, Debate
Of: Erik Lysén and Gunnel Axelsson Nycander
General welfare systems reduce poverty more effectively than support targeted specifically at those living in poverty. Sweden has great opportunities to share experiences about why and how general systems can be built. Unfortunately, we do not take advantage of that, the report shows "Not just for Swedes - on general welfare as a goal in Sweden's development cooperation" which the Church of Sweden presents today.
May 7, 2015, Debate