Evaluation of Norwegian development assistance shows global health as priority; US$8 million aimed at COVID-19 projects

The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) evaluated the use of Norwegian development assistance funding during the first six months of 2020. The evaluation showed that NOK700 million (US$8 million) was aimed at COVID-19-related projects and that increased efforts on global health and vaccines are the dominating priority.

Norad and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have also made it easier for the recipients of funding to be flexible and re-allocate it to COVID-19-related projects. Most of the funding was allocated through international multilateral organizations. 

The mapping of funds is an initial mapping for future evaluations, including for long-term projects, future projects, and ongoing COVID-19-related projects. 

Press release - Norad (in Norwegian)

Report - Norad