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10 Jan 2017 description

Since 2001, Western political and military interests have largely defined the nature and magnitude of aid flows. Conventional criteria for development assistance (notably absorptive capacity and credible conditionality) were, as a consequence, ignored or overruled. In some areas, military strategy or tactical concerns dictated aid allocations.

16 Mar 2009 description
  • Norway's substantial political and economic efforts in the fields of humanitarian coordination, refugees, health, and mine and cluster munitions clearance produced good results in 2008.

    - Our total humanitarian assistance amounted to NOK 309 million.

    - The security situation deteriorated and access for humanitarian actors became more difficult. Three million Afghans were refugees or internally displaced.

    - Clear division of roles has been emphasised by Norway, and by UNAMA and OCHA 2).

01 Oct 2008 description


This annual report describes bilateral development cooperation between Norway and 30 of the countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East that received the most assistance in 2007. Norwegian development assistance totalled NOK 21.8 billion in 2007. Of this amount, bilateral assistance (including multi-bilateral assistance) accounted for NOK 15.7 billion.