Historical archive

In the historical archive, you can find information from previous governments. Among the documents found here are press releases, news articles and speeches from earlier government periods. The document archive also contains documents which are no longer valid, for instance replaced or expired documents.

Documents which are moved to the archive are not updated, so the information in the archive is mostly of historical value.

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  • The e-vote trial

    2015-12-03 Article Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation

    During the parliamentary election in 2013, an internet voting trial was conducted in twelve selected municipalities

  • Evaluations of the e-voting trial

    2015-12-03 Article Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development

    Here you will find the evaluation of the e-voting trial in 2011 and 2013.

  • Evaluation of the e-voting trial in 2013

    2015-12-03 Article Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation

    The Institute for Social Research has evaluated the second Internet voting trial in Norway.

  • The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Carnegie Corporation of New York: Promoting Innovative Approaches to Peacebuilding

    2015-08-25 Article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs are joining efforts to promote innovative approaches in the broad and evolving field of peacebuilding.

  • Call for proposals; Development and Disarmament 2015

    2015-07-16 Article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Section for Legal and Financial Matters hereby announces funds for projects for development and disarmament for 2015.

  • Global cultural cooperation

    2015-04-29 Article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The aims of Norway’s cultural cooperation are to reinforce bilateral ties with important partner countries, facilitate the internationalisation of Norwegian art and culture, and raise awareness about – and generate interest in – Norway as a knowledge-based society with a vibrant cultural sector. Cultural cooperation helps to strengthen Norway’s positive image abroad.

  • Grant scheme rules: Project cooperation in ODA-approved OSCE countries in Eurasia

    2015-02-02 Article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Guidelines for grants for projects in ODA-approved OSCE countries in Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Belorussia, Armenia, Azerbajdsjan, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Tadzhikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan (Eurasia) (budget chapter 164.73). The Legal and Finance Section is responsible for management of the grant scheme.

  • Framework document for sustainable energy in Nepal signed

    2014-10-13 Article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Talking Points for the Energy+ Framework Document Signing 24 September 2014 Joint Secretary Mr Marasini, my colleague the Danish Ambassador Ms Kirsten Geelan, Mr. Kenichi Yokoyama from ADB and Ms. Shoko Noda from UNDP,

  • Promoting New Actors and Innovative Approaches in the Field of Peacebuilding

    2014-10-13 Article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs are joining efforts to promote new actors as well as innovative approaches in the field of peacebuilding. This joint Public-Private Partnership on Peacebuilding (Px4 Initiative) will provide funding for one to three consortia that will present projects involving a U.S., a Norwegian and at least one Southern/emerging power partner. Grants can be up to USD 1 million. Deadline for applications is Saturday 15 November 2014.

  • Bhutan

    2014-10-10 Article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Bhutan MDG country progress snapshot Norway’s assistance to Bhutan’s energy sector dates back more than 20 years, and has mainly consisted of support for the hydropower sector. In 2012, Norway and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) entered into a

  • Ethiopia

    2014-10-10 Article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Manual agricultural work in Tigrai, Ethiopia. Photo: Trond Viken, MFA

  • Kenya

    2014-10-10 Article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    MDG country progress snapshot In 2008, Kenya launched a development strategy called Kenya Vision 2030, covering the period 2008 to 2030. Its objective is to help transform Kenya into a middle-income country by 2030. The Kenya Vision 2030 strategy

  • Liberia

    2014-10-10 Article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    In Liberia’s capital, Monrovia, only 7 % of the population has access to electricity. In rural areas approximately 1 % of the population has access to energy, but

  • Energy+ and other international processes

    2014-09-29 Article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Energy is crucial for creating development, and renewable energy is an important way of increasing energy access without increasing greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Questions and answers

    2014-08-22 Article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    1. What is the International Energy and Climate Initiative – Energy+? 2. Why Energy+? 3. What does the plus mean? 4. Who initiated Energy+? 5. What is the status of the Energy+ Partnership? 6. What are the Energy+ Guiding Principles? 7. Poor

  • Background

    2014-08-21 Article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The international energy and climate initiative Energy+ will use public funds to mobilise and provide incentives for commercial investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency in developing countries, in order to increase access to energy

  • Registry

    2014-08-20 Article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    A national energy registry will ensure transparent verification and communication of results through a system for measuring, reporting and verification (MRV). A national energy registry can provide information on projects, tenders and investment

  • "Steady as she goes"

    2014-08-19 Article Ministry of Trade and Industry

    In the "Soria Moria declaration", the government determined that it should develop national strategies for industrial areas where Norway has special skills or advantages. The maritime sector was identified as one such area.

  • Private Sector Engagement

    2014-08-19 Article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The funds provided through official development assistance (ODA) are not sufficient for ensuring universal energy access.

  • List of partners

    2014-08-19 Article Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Developing countries: Kenya, Bhutan, Liberia, Ethiopia, Maldives, Senegal, Morocco, Tanzania, Nepal, Mali, Grenada, Mozambique Developed countries: United Kingdom, France, Denmark, Switzerland, Netherlands, the Republic of Korea, Iceland, Norway