Ministry of Health and Care Services

The Ministry of Health and Care Services (HOD) is responsible for providing good and equal health and care services for the population of Norway. The ministry directs these services by means of a comprehensive legislation, annual budgetary allocations and through various governmental institutions.

Ingvild Kjerkol portrett

Ingvild Kjerkol (Labour Party)

Minister of Health and Care services

Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development

The Ministry is responsible for housing policy, the Planning and Building Act, local government finances and local administration, ICT Policy and Public Sector Reform, rural and regional policy, the conduct of elections, government employer policy, Sami and minority affairs and national mapping and geodata policy.

Erling Sande

Erling Sande (Centre Party)

Minister of Local Government and Regional Development

Karianne Tung

Karianne Oldernes Tung (Labour Party)

Minister of Digitalisation and Public Governance

Ministry of Culture and Equality

The Ministry of Culture and Equality is responsible for the policy areas of culture, equality and discrimination, copyright, the media, sport and the voluntary sector. The Ministry also has overarching responsibility for the state lotteries run by Norsk Tipping and for regulating gaming and lotteries run by private organisations.

Portrait of Lubna Jaffery

Lubna Jaffery (Labour Party)

Minister of Culture and Equality

Ministry of Agriculture and Food

The Ministry of Agriculture and Food has chief responsibility for food policy and agricultural policy. Agricultural policy covers land utilisation, agriculture and forestry, reindeer and other animal husbandry, and development of new agriculture based industries.

Minister of Agriculture and Food Geir Pollestad

Geir Pollestad (Centre Party)

Minister of Agriculture and Food

Ministry of Transport

The Ministry of Transport has overall responsibility for the framework conditions for postal activities, for the civil aviation, public roads and rail transport sector and ferry services forming part of the national road system.

Jon-Ivar Nygård

Jon-Ivar Nygård (Labour Party)

Minister of Transport

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The main task of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is to secure and promote Norway’s interests internationally. Norway’s interests are determined by such factors as its geographical location in a strategically important area, its open economy, its position as a coastal state and steward of substantial marine resources, and its extensive exports of oil and gas.

Minister of climate and environment Espen Barth Eide

Espen Barth Eide (Labour Party)

Minister of Foreign Affairs

Utviklingsminister Anne Beathe Tvinnereim. Foto: Sturlason

Anne Beathe Tvinnereim (Centre Party)

Minister of International Development