Business cooperation abroad

One of the most important tasks of the Foreign Service is to promote Norway’s business interests abroad. Internationalisation is crucial for maintaining the competitiveness of the Norwegian business sector, and high priority is given to supporting individual companies. The Foreign Service comprises more than 100 diplomatic and consular missions that can assist companies in building networks and give guidance on local conditions in the country concerned. 

Ahi River Steel

The National Budget 2018

Stepping up for job creation and renewable energy

'Jobs must be created in developing countries if we are to succeed in combating poverty and achieving the sustainable development goals. This is why we are proposing to increase support for private-sector development by NOK 338 million in 2018,' said the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

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.

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.

Prime Minister Erna Solberg switches on test production in Norwegian solar power plant in Rwanda

Private investment in clean energy in Africa

‘More than 700 million people in Africa lack electricity, and the continent is in urgent need of investment in renewable energy. Norway will therefore contribute NOK 300 million to Green Africa Power, which is intended to encourage commercial actors to invest in sub-Saharan Africa,’ said the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

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Funding for job creation and renewable energy

2017-10-12: 'Jobs must be created in developing countries if we are to succeed in combating poverty and achieving the sustainable development goals. This is why we are proposing to increase support for private-sector development by NOK 338 million in 2018'.

EEA and Norway Grants: Annual report for 2016-2017

2017-06-19: The results from over 6 000 projects are now coming in. The annual report for 2016-17 shows that the EEA and Norway Grants have reached millions of people in 16 beneficiary countries.

Documents

Report to the Storting (white paper). Summary

Working together: Private sector development in Norwegian development cooperation.

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Business and Human Rights
National Action Plan for the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles

Review of proposals and white papers to the Storting from the Ministry.