Development cooperation

The Government takes an integrated approach to Norway’s foreign and development policy. Our development policy is designed to promote economic development, democratisation, implementation of human rights, good governance and measures that can lift people out of poverty for good. Priority is given to education, humanitarian assistance, health and vaccination, private sector development, climate change adaptation and mitigation, and human rights.

Illustrasjon fra Meld.St.25 (2013-2014) Utdanning for utvikling

Education for all

Education is a human right for all children in all parts of the world. But a great deal remains to be done – 58 million children of primary school age and 70 million young people are still out of school.

Bangladesh - national  immunisation programme.  Gavi The Vaccine Alliance

Global Health

Norway plays a leading role in efforts to promote global health. Improving the health of the world’s population is essential for reducing poverty.

Norway and Kenya: Oil for Development programme

Kenya has requested assistance from Norway in developing its petroleum sector. Through the programme Oil for Development, Norway will support Kenya in improving management of its natural resources and protection of the environment.


National Budget 2016

Increase of half a billion kroner for global education

‘The Government is continuing to intensify its education efforts in countries affected by poverty, conflict and crises. We have therefore proposed an increase in aid for education of NOK 500 million,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

National Budget 2016

More than NOK 3 billion for global health

The Government proposes an increase in funding for global health efforts of NOK 150 million in next year's budget. This would provide a total of more than NOK 3 billion for measures to improve maternal and child health, and to fight AIDS, tuber-culosis and malaria, among other things.

Agreement reached on Financing for Development

‘I am extremely pleased that the UN member states have agreed on a framework for financing sustainable development. This is good news for the world, and particularly for the least developed countries,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

More on Development cooperation



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