Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD-DAC)

DAC member profile: Norway


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

Statistics from the Development Co-operation Report 2014

DCR 2014 Norway

See full profile in the Development Co-operation Report 2014.

In 2013, Norway provided USD 5.6 billion ODA (preliminary data), a 16.4% increase in real terms from 2012. Its ODA as a percentage of gross national income (GNI) has increased, from 0.93% in 2012 to 1.07% in 2013. Norway is the most generous donor of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) measured as a share of GNI. 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 (excluding administrative costs and in-donor refugee costs) was untied in 2012, compared with the DAC average of 81%. The grant element of total ODA was 100% in 2012.

Peer review findings

Latest evaluation report

Norway committed USD 3.7 billion to development assistance in 2007, a substantial increase over the previous year. It now gives the world’s highest level of official development assistance as a percentage of gross national income (0.95%). The DAC commends Norway for budgeting to reach its 1% ODA/GNI target in 2009 in a climate of global financial crisis.

‌Norway recently evaluated its Oil for Development programme. The purpose of the programme is to transfer Norwegian experience with petroleum governance/ management in a way that contributes to lasting reduction of poverty in developing countries, and that the extraction of resources is done in an environmentally friendly way. The programme provides funding and technical support for building the public sector’s capacity to manage its oil and gas resources according to principles of “good governance".

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