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19 Dec 2005 description

The Government has decided to withhold SEK 65 million in budget support to Uganda in light of the negative democratic development in the country.

Instead, SEK 25 million of the funds allocated to Uganda will be used directly for disaster relief in the war-torn northern area of the country.

"After the elections at the beginning of 2006, we will make a new evaluation of the situation in the country regarding democratic development, including the way the elections are carried out, and then decide if we can pay the remaining funds earmarked for budget support," says Carin …

03 May 2005 description

Today the Government took the decision to authorise Sida to prepare budget support for ten countries - Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Honduras, Mali, Mozambique, Nacaragua, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia - and to disburse previously approved budget support to Malawi. The decision was made under the guidelines for cooperation strategies recently adopted by the Government, which entail giving Sida responsibility for handling Swedish budget support to poor countries.

"This budget support will give the recipient countries a better chance to control their own development.