The Africa policies of Nordic countries and the erosion of the Nordic aid model: a comparative study
2011 (English)Report (Other academic)
The aid policies of the Nordic countries – Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden – once had so many distinctive characteristics in common they were sometimes referred to as the “Nordic model”. Now, however, this model has all but disappeared. This paper explores how this came about and examines the current development cooperation policies of the Nordic countries in Africa. In this respect, Nordic countries are now moving along divergent trajectories and becoming part of new donor constellations. This paper is based on a content analysis of official documents and face-to-face interviews with policy makers and key opinion shapers in the four countries. In addition to discussing the aim and role of current Nordic Africa policies and strategies, the paper provides an historical overview of Nordic cooperation with Africa and compares the Africa policy documents of the four Nordic countries. Finally, some suggestions regarding the scope for future Nordic cooperation are presented.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Nordiska Afrikainstitutet , 2011. , 66 p.
Discussion Paper, ISSN 1104-8417 ; 55
Foreign aid, Development aid, Foreign policy, Foreign relations, International cooperation, Aid policy, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Africa
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:nai:diva-1423ISBN: 978-91-7106-691-6 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:nai-1423DiVA: diva2:439791