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.
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.
Norway plays a leading role in efforts to promote global health. Improving the health of the world’s population is essential for reducing poverty.
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.
2017-11-17: The world has made tremendous progress in reducing poverty since year 2000. The number of people suffering from hunger and malnutrition has been reduced at high rates. So, there is optimism to end hunger and improve nutrition by the year 2030, State Secretary Marianne Hagen said at a end hunger conference.
2017-11-02: Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide's address at the presentation of World Development Report 2018: Learning to Realize Education’s Promise.
2017-10-12: 'The Government's proposed aid budget for 2018 is bigger than ever before and amounts to NOK 35.1 billion. This is NOK 1.3 billion more than in 2017. We are intensifying our efforts to reach the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and giving priority to areas that we know promote long-term development, growth and stability.
Report to the Storting (white paper)