Norway

Norway

Highlights

A girl solves a math problem on the blackboard. Alphabaria school, Dabola Area, Guinea
January 22, 2019
Around 80% of countries assess learning. However, because they are based on different methodologies the results cannot be compared internationally. A new initiative by UIS could help solve this...
From left to right: Daniel Mwisunji of Mastercard, Neal Myrick of Tableau, and Sebeseba Lema of the Ethiopian Ministry of Education, during a visit to a school.
January 18, 2019
Members of the Education Data Solutions Roundtable are meeting with partners to better understand their approach to data collection, dissemination and use.
Education Data Roundtable Meeting in New York. Credit: GPE/Ludovica Pellicioli
October 29, 2018
GPE has convened a public-private roundtable of partners to diagnose the education sector’s key data challenges and to propose solutions to these challenges. The roundtable has brought together...
Pledge for 2018-2020 replenishment:
NOK2,070,000,000
Share of 2018-2020 pledges:
11.1%
Total contributions to GPE:
US$566,401,918
Share of total contributions:
10.13%

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

About a quarter of Norway’s aid to basic education goes to the least-developed countries of sub-Saharan Africa. In 2015, the top five bilateral recipients of aid to basic education were: Malawi, Lebanon, Somalia, South Sudan, and Nepal.

Norway and GPE

Nikolai Astrup, Minister of Digitalization, Norway (former Minister of Development). Photo credit: GPE/Heather Shuker
The government of Norway will continue to increase its contribution to GPE... Norway is committed to ramp up support to countries wanting to broaden and deepen their tax base in a fair, predictable and sustainable manner.
Nikolai Astrup
Minister of Digitalization, Norway (former Minister of Development)

Norway is the GPE Board representative of the Donor 4 constituency on the GPE Board, Finland and Ireland are also part of this constituency. Norway sits on the Governance and Ethics Committee and Grants and Performance Committee.

Last updated January 25, 2019