Ministry of Finance

Siv Jensen (PrP)

Minister of Finance

The Ministry of Finance is responsible for planning and implementing the Norwegian economic policy and for coordinating the work with the Fiscal Budget.

Topics and insight

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The Norwegian Fiscal Policy Framework

The Government Pension Fund Global and the fiscal rule have since 2001 set out the plan for the phasing-in of petroleum income and investment returns to the Norwegian economy.

Illustrasjonsbilde. Foto: Colourbox

Government Pension Fund

The Ministry of Finance holds the overall responsibility for the management of the Government Pension Fund.

Illustrasjonsbilde. Foto: Colourbox

General tax conventions between Norway and other states

General tax conventions for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion,and other international agreements regarding tax matters.


White paper (Meld.St.):

Meld. St. 1 (2018–2019) National Budget 2019

Norway is a country of great opportunities. High labour utilisation and high productivity are the foundations for high economic growth throughout the country. The Government’s eco-nomic policy is based on the premise that wealth needs to be created before it can be shared.

Meld. St. 20 (2018-2019)

Report to the Storting (white paper)

The purpose of the Government Pension Fund is to support long-term considerations in the government’s spending of petroleum revenues, as well as saving to finance pension expenditure under the National Insurance Scheme.

News from the Ministry

Illustrasjon for revidert nasjonalbudsjett 2019

Revised National Budget 2019

Robust growth in the Norwegian economy

The Norwegian economy is performing well. Employment growth is high and unemployment has declined across the country. Non-oil business investment is at a 10-year high. The positive developments are expected to continue. In the Revised national budget the Government continues an economic policy that  facilitates structural adjustment, innovation and growth in the Norwegian economy.

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A new law on statistics to meet current needs

The Government today proposes a new law on official statistics and Statistics Norway. Statistics Norway will mainly continue to operate as today. – The agency performs essential duties and enjoys considerable public confidence. The bill allows this to continue, says the Minister of Finance Siv Jensen (Progress party).


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