Historical archive

Former Minister of International Development Dag-Inge Ulstein

Historical archive

Published under: Solberg's Government

Publisher: Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Former Minister of International Development Dag-Inge Ulstein (Christian Democratic Party)

Minister of International Development Dag-Inge Ulstein

Born: 1980
Appointed: 22/01/2019
Left: 14/10/2021

The Minister of International Development is responsible for international development efforts in countries outside the OSCE, the Middle East, North Africa and Afghanistan. He is also responsible for development cooperation under the auspices of the UN system, the World Bank, the regional development banks and other global funds and programmes. In addition, he is responsible for Norad, Norec and Norfund.

Work experience

2019 –

Minister of International Development

2015 – 2018

Member of the City Council  with responsibility for finance, innovation and real estate, City of Bergen

2013 – 2014

Member of the City Council with responsibility for social services , housing and local area development


Head of development, Haraldsplass Diakonale Stiftelse (diaconal foundation)

2012 - 2013

General manager, Haraldsplass Samtalesenter (discussion therapy centre)

2011 – 2012

Counsellor, Haraldsplass Sjelesorgsenteret (spiritual guidance centre)

2007 – 2009

General manager and project manager, Turneren Næring A/S


Head of emergency response reception centre, ResQ


Other posts


Member of the Board, Stiftelsen Bergen Guttehjem (Bergen boys’ home foundation, under the child welfare services)


Head of the Christian Democrats’ welfare policy committee (Oslo) 


Member of the Board, Salem Misjonsforsamling (Lutheran community), Bergen


Member of the committee of representatives, Bergen Diakonissehjem Foundation


Member of Bergen Christian Democrats’ strategy committee

2010 – 2010

Member of the Board, Bergenhus Christian Democrats




Bachelor degree in work and organisational psychology, University of Bergen

2001 – 2004

Bachelor degree in theology, NLA University College / Fjellhaug international college