Norway approves 2019 ODA budget
The Norwegian government has approved the budget for official development assistance (ODA) for 2019 at NOK37.8 billion (US$4.5 billion). The Christian Democratic Party has supported the government's ODA budget after reshuffling NOK 232 million (US$28 million), focusing on long-term development by strengthening funding for food security, agriculture, Africa, and civil society. This includes an increase of NOK14 million (US$2 million) to the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) and GAVI, the Vaccine alliance.
Norway's planned global health commitments for 2019 are NOK 3.2 billion (US$39 million).