Radio Sweden Saturday

MINISTER DEMANDS MORE ACCOUNTABILITYSweden is one of a handful of donor nations which have achieved the U.N. goal of allotting 1% of their Gross National Product to Official Development Assistance. The budget allotted for next year amounts to 40 billion kronor, some 6 billion U.S. dollars. But the new minister in charge of international development co-operation, Gunilla Carlsson, says she is unhappy with some of the national governments in the recepient countries. She discusses her thoughts and plans in Studio 49. IS SWEDISH GENDER EQUALITY ELITIST? What’s your image of Swedish women? A fresh study carried out by the Swedish Public Health Institute reveals that women in this Scandinavian nation face major problems in many areas. We take a closer look at the issue with the help of the author of the research.

Music in the progrmame:

1. Seven Seconds, Youssou N Dour and Neneh Cherry

2. Woman, Neneh Cherry