Development Assistance

OECD Calls for Less Aid Bureaucracy

The Swedish decision to reduce the number of countries it gives development assistance to has been welcomed by the OECD. In a new report the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development adds that Sweden needs to reduce the amount of red tape in its development work, and also pay more attention to fighting poverty globally.

They also think that this country should have an independent authority to look into how the development assistance programme works. Sweden gives just under one percent of its GNP in foreign aid annually.