Norway to strengthen development cooperation with 16 countries
To more effectively use Norway's development assistance, Norway’s Development Minister, Nikolai Astrup, has announced a re-grouping of Norway's development partner countries into two categories:
- Long-term development partnerships, which encompass support on economic growth, job creation, and tax-system advisory. This group includes Colombia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, Malawi, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Tanzania, and Uganda.
- Stabilization partnerships, which comprise conflict-resolution assistance. This group includes Afghanistan, Mali, Niger, Palestine, Somalia and South Sudan.
According to Astrup, this grouping will better support knowledge sharing and resource management in partner countries, as well as progress towards the sustainable development goals (SDGs).
Press release - Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (in Norwegian)
Policy document - Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (in Norwegian)