Development Cooperation

Norway is a member of the World Bank, three regional development banks (the African, the Asian and the Inter-American), and two independent development funds (the Nordic Development Fund and the International Fund for Agricultural Development). The multilateral finance institutions are important channels for resource flows to the poorest countries. Read more >

Norway is a member of the World Bank, three regional development banks (the African, the Asian and the Inter-American), and two independent development funds (the Nordic Development Fund and the International Fund for Agricultural Development). The multilateral finance institutions are important channels for resource flows to the poorest countries. Read more >

For developing countries with pressing investment needs, a certain level of debt is both normal and natural. If loans are used for investments that are sound in socio-economic terms, an increase in a country’s debt burden may accelerate economic and social development. Foreign capital, including loans, has played an important role in the industrialisation of many of the world’s rich countries a... Read more >

In 2002 Norway celebrated half a century of development co-operation. In the course of these 50 years we have been a prime mover in international development co-operation. Today Norway is a major donor, not only in terms of its substantial allocations to developing countries and international aid organisations, but also in terms of its active participation in the international debate on this su... Read more >

Norway’s own development co-operation goals are in keeping with the Millennium Development Goals, and helping to achieve the MDGs is our ultimate aim, both in our bilateral assistance and in our assistance to multilateral organisations and programmes. Nonetheless, certain areas receive special emphasis in Norway’s development co-operation. The Norwegian government assigns particular priority to... Read more >