Development cooperation

The Government takes an integrated approach to Norway’s foreign and development policy. The objectives of Norway’s development policy are to promote democratisation and an emphasis on universal human rights, and to support measures that can permanently lift people out of poverty. The Government attaches great importance to results, and it will seek to increase the effectiveness of Norwegian development aid and make it more focused. Support for education is to be increased considerably, with a particular focus on girls’ education.

Development cooperation

In order to succeed in reducing poverty, it is crucial to achieve economic growth and strengthen the private sector. The Government will give priority to business development in the South, and will seek to promote cooperation with the Norwegian business sector in areas where we have a competitive advantage. The Government will continue Norway’s efforts in the areas of global health, peace and reconciliation, humanitarian aid and increased access to energy. It will maintain a high level of development aid. See Norad’s webpages for aid figures.


News about development cooperation

MDG Advocates Statement: Keep the MDG Momentum Going

Today marks 500 days until the 2015 target date to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). These eight goals were adopted in 2000 by world leaders gathered at the United Nations, in order to address challenges facing the world’s poorest people.

General Debate Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

'While shaping the post-2015 development agenda, we must not forget that our most immediate priority is to achieve the current Millennium Development Goals before the end of 2015', Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende said in his speech in New York on 7 July.

Final effort to reach the Millennium Development Goals

‘The world has come a long way towards meeting the Millennium Development Goals, but we must speed up our efforts in all areas before the 2015 deadline,’ said Prime Minister Erna Solberg. Together with the President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, she is today co-chairing the first meeting of the UN Secretary-General’s MDG Advocacy Group to be held in Africa.

Norway working to remove fossil fuel subsidies

Boost for education in Malawi

Malawi is the first pilot country to receive support through the Government’s global education effort. ‘Malawi is one of the poorest countries in the world. Norway will provide around NOK 100 million annually to strengthen the country’s education sector. In cooperation with the authorities and other partners in education, Norway will help a new generation of children in Malawi to have a better future,’ said Prime Minister Erna Solberg.

Prime Minister to visit South Africa, Malawi and Rwanda

Prime Minister Erna Solberg is visiting South Africa, Malawi and Rwanda this week to promote the right of children to education and healthcare, and to help to intensify efforts to meet the UN Millennium Development Goal on poverty reduction.

Education is a powerful weapon, so let’s arm young girls with it

Government and business sector to cooperate on vocational training in developing countries

The Government has entered into a partnership with the Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO) and Norwegian companies with a view to strengthening vocational training in developing countries.

Norway doubles support for Global Partnership for Education

‘Norway is at the forefront of a major effort to promote global education, and is doubling its support for the Global Partnership for Education. This reflects the high priority given to global education in the Government’s development policy,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

Government to double support for global education

‘Education is key to reducing poverty. The Government therefore intends to double its development assistance to education in countries affected by extreme poverty, crisis and conflict. It is particularly important for us to ensure that more girls have access to education,’ said Prime Minister Erna Solberg.

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Department for Regional Affairs and Development

Telephone: +47 22 24 39 17

Address

PO box 8114 Dep.
N-0032 Oslo
Norway

Street address:
7. juni-plassen/ Victoria Terrasse

Contact information

Department for Regional Affairs and Development

Telephone: +47 22 24 39 17

Address

PO box 8114 Dep.
N-0032 Oslo
Norway

Street address:
7. juni-plassen/ Victoria Terrasse