Norway

Norway

Highlights

Fresh off her meeting with the Nordic Council in Helsinki, Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide reiterated Norway's commitment to supporting quality education for all children at a...
Following the World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim’s presentation at the 2017 Human Capital Summit, seven countries committed to accelerating financing for human capital. For the first time, the...
At Financing the Future: Education 2030, held on the sidelines of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly, leaders called for supporting GPE and its replenishment target (US$2 billion by 2020)...
Pledge for GPE 2nd replenishment 2015-2018:
NOK1,660,000,000
Share of 2nd replenishment total pledges:
10.58%
Total contributions:
US$412,606,955
Share of total contributions:
8.8%

Aid to education

Within the Norwegian cabinet, the responsibility for development policy lies with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). Norad, a directorate under the MFA, is the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation.

The Norwegian’s 2017 budget highlights education as one of the priorities of Norway’s development policy during this year. The priorities in education are as follows:

  • Girls’ education
  • Education in countries affected by fragility and conflict
  • Secondary education and vocational training
  • Education in mother tongue, quality of education, and education to achieve sustainable development

About a quarter of Norway’s aid to basic education goes to the least-developed countries of sub-Saharan Africa. In 2015, the top five bilateral recipients of aid to basic education were: Malawi, Lebanon, Somalia, South Sudan, and Nepal.

Norway and GPE

Norway is the GPE Board representative of the Donor 4 constituency on the GPE Board, Finland and Ireland are also part of this constituency. Norway sits on the Governance and Ethics Committee and Grants and Performance Committee.

Last updated November 17, 2017