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.

Bangladesh - vaksineprogram. Foto: Gavi The Vaccine Alliance

Global Health

Norway’s efforts in the area of global health aim both to combat poverty in low-income countries and to strengthen global health preparedness and international cooperation, which also benefit Norway. Norway plays a leading role in the global health arena and is a major donor in this area. The Government has identified combating communicable diseases as one of six priority areas in Norway’s development policy.

From the strategy.

Strategy for disability-inclusive development

The new strategy will guide Norway's efforts to promote disability-inclusive development cooperation in the coming years. The strategy is in line with the core principle of the 2030 Agenda to leave no one behind, and with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.