Development Co-operation Directorate

DAC member profile: Norway


Member of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) since 1962.

Statistics from the Development Co-operation Report 2016

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See full profile in the Development Co-operation Report 2016.

In 2015,  Norway provided  USD 4.3 billion in net ODA (preliminary data), which represented 1.05% of gross national income (GNI) and an 8.7% increase in real terms from 2014, due primarily to increased in-donor refugee costs. Norway is the second largest Development Assistance Committee (DAC) provider in terms of ODA as a percentage of GNI, and the ninth largest by volume. Norway is one of only six DAC members to have met the UN target of 0.7% and it has consistently maintained its level of development assistance, having spent about 1% of GNI on ODA every year since 2009. All of Norway’s ODA was untied in 2014 (excluding administrative costs and in-donor refugee costs), whilst the DAC average was 80.6%. Its ODA was also fully untied in 2012 and 2013. The grant element of total ODA was 100% in 2014.

Peer review findings: 2013

Latest evaluation reports

Norway is the third most-generous member in terms of its ODA/GNI ratio of the OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC), which groups major donors. A new DAC review of Norway praised the country’s long and on-going commitment to high aid targets and noted that its steady economic growth should mean aid volumes would increase in the future..

Access Norway's latest evaluation reports on the DAC Evaluation Resource Centre (DEReC).

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