Review of 29 multilateral organisations

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has carried out a review of Norway’s cooperation with the 29 multilateral organisations and global funds that receive most Norwegian support.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has carried out a review of Norway’s cooperation with the 29 multilateral organisations and global funds that receive most Norwegian support.

Close to half of Norway’s international development budget is channelled through multilateral organisations. Effective cooperation with well-functioning multilateral organisations is crucial for the implementation of the Government’s foreign and development policy. For this reason Norway will continue to provide a high level of funding through these organisations.

The review of the organisations is based on experience gained from our cooperation with them, as well as key governing documents and other documentation, such as evaluations and joint donor assessments.

 The organisations have been reviewed on the basis of the following:

 1. Their ability to document results,

 2. Their relevance in relation to Norway’s political priorities,

 3. Their systems for planning, budgeting and results reporting,

 4. Their systems for internal audit and anti-corruption work,

 5. Their contributions to national capacity and institutional development, and national ownership,

 6. Norway’s opportunities to influence the organisation as a whole, and

 7. Their willingness to take concrete steps to implement reform.

The profiles of the organisations each contain a facts and figures section, which gives details of Norway’s financial contributions, a description of the organisation’s mandate and focus areas, and an overview of results achieved in 2012. The last section describes Norwegian policy towards the organisation in question.

Any questions about the profiles can be sent to the Section for Budget and Administration: sbf-fn@mfa.no.

The following 29 organisations have been reviewed: 

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) (as epub)

United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) (as epub)

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) (as epub)

World Food Programme (WFP) (as epub)

The United Nations Human Settlement Programme (UNHabitat) (as epub)

United Nations Environment Programme (Unep) (as epub)

Central Emergency Response Fund (Cerf) (as epub)

United Nations Educational and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) (as epub)

Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) (as epub)

International Labour Organisation (ILO) (as epub)

World Health Organisation (WHO) (as epub)

United Nations Industrial Development Programme (Unido) (as epub)

The Joint United Nations Programme on hiv/aids (UNaids) (as epub)

The International Drug Purchase Facility (Unitaid) (as epub)

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) (as epub)

Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (Ocha) (as epub)

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) (as epub)

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) (as epub)

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) (as epub)

Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) (as epub)

Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (Gavi) (as epub)

The Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) (as epub)

Global Environment Facility (GEF) (as epub)

The World Bank (WB) (as epub)

Asian Development Bank (ASDB) (as epub)

The African Development Bank (AFDB) (as epub)

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) (as epub)

International Fund for Agricultural Development (Ifad) (as epub)

The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) (as epub)