Norway top global public good ODA spender, new report shows

A report published by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) shows that one-fifth of Norway's official development assistance (ODA) goes towards funding global public goods, making Norway the top spender internationally in financing global public goods with ODA.  

Norway's focus on climate and the environment, including major rainforest programs in South America, Indonesia, and Central Africa, are large portions of Norway's ODA. Between 2015-2020, climate and environment accounted for 72% of total development assistance for global public goods. 

The report is intended to make both the public and decision-makers aware of the trend and indicate implications for the future of ODA. The report only looked at ODA that is earmarked for various purposes, not multilateral support. NORAD has followed the methodology and definition of global public goods developed by Development Initiatives. 

Article – Bistandsaktuelt (in Norwegian)