Norway

Norway

Highlights

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)...
“Financing the Future: Education 2030” at the United Nations on September 20 was a side event of the 72nd General Assembly. The event was co-hosted by Norway, France, Malawi and Senegal. With UNESCO...
As countless global advocates, Yasmine Sherif, Director of Education Cannot Wait (ECW), believes education represents the very last hope for millions of children affected by crises. That is why...
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:
9.03%

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

In 2015, the top five bilateral recipients of aid to basic education in 2015 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 May 16, 2017