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.