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Sweden amongst best donors to Dar es Salaam

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  1. nngu007

    nngu007 JF-Expert Member

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    Published On: Wed, Dec 7th, 2011
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    Swedish Minister for International Development Co-operation, Ms Gunilla Carlsson

    Sweden ranks the best among the 22 wealthy countries in the world that offer aid to developing countries including Tanzania.

    Sweden is among the 12 major donors that chip into Tanzania's annual budget, according to a recent report.

    This year, the country joined other 11 Development Partners to commit USD 453 million in the General Budget Support (GBS) in the current financial year 2011/12.

    According to an American think tank, Centre for Global Development, Sweden excelled overall in aid, trade, investment, migration, environment, security and technology.

    In its latest annual Commitment to Development Index (CDI), the centre ranked Sweden first overall with a score of 7.7.

    Norway came in second with a score of 7, followed by Denmark at 6.9. Netherlands was fourth, followed by the US, Finland, New Zealand, Austria, Portugal and Ireland closing the top ten.

    The United Kingdom was ranked number 12, ahead of Germany at number 15 and France at number 16.

    This year's score is the highest for Sweden since the CDI was launched in 2003. The country has remained top on the index since 2008.

    Denmark and Norway are the other countries to have topped the list, thrice and twice respectively.

    "In a globalised world more than traditional aid is needed to lift people out of poverty. The CDI builds on this and I see Sweden's score as confirmation that our work to make Swedish development co-operation relevant, effective and realistic has brought results," Swedish Minister for International Development Co-operation, Ms Gunilla Carlsson has said in welcoming the results.

    The index ranks the world's richest countries on their dedication to policies that benefit people living in poorer countries.

    It is considered to be a numerical targeting indicator for the Millennium Development Goals (MDG).

    "Helping poor countries is about more than aid. We want to inspire a race to the top, so ‘winners' should be proud of their achievements," the centre says on its website.

    The Swedish website in
    Dar es Salaam notes that in 2005 Sweden and Tanzania came to an agreement which implied a substantial move from project and programme to GBS as financial modality for Swedish development assistance to Tanzania.

    "This was also reflected in the Country Strategy where it is stated that "the principal change under the new strategy will be the transition from project to programme support to increased levels of GBS.

    The reason is that Swedish assistance needs to be adapted to the new aid architecture based on a common donor strategy with GBS as the principal modality.

    Thus GBS should not be viewed as a residual aid modality that can be replaced by project or programme support," it notes

    By ORTON KIISHWEKO, Tanzania Daily News

  2. Mwita25

    Mwita25 JF-Expert Member

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    Tanzania is the only country in the world whose president would come out and boast himself about his capability to persuade donors to continue supplying us with assistance. While other African countries work hard to get themselves out of aid recipient list, we have a sense of proud for being ranked number three in a list of top countries depending on foreign aid.
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    Froida JF-Expert Member

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    Can you imagine ,it seems begging for us is a right skill its paining ,