OECD Development Co-operation Peer Reviews: Norway 2013

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This book reviews development co-operation efforts of Norway over the past five years.  It examines both policy and implementation and takes an integrated, system-wide perspective on Norway's  development co-operation and humanitarian assistance activities.



Norway's development co-operation delivery and partnerships

Norway’s aid budgeting and programming processes allow for great flexibility, well-tailored country programmes, and a certain degree of predictability of funding. In addition, Norway’s aid is fully untied. While predictability of funds to international development financial institutions is high, Norway should continue to improve predictability for its key UN funds and programmes, and to the multilateral channel overall. Norway could improve its aid predictability to partner countries by providing more comprehensive projections on future funding over the medium term. Statistics show that Norway used country systems for 82% of its aid to government in partner countries that participated in the Survey on Monitoring the Paris Declaration. However, Norway’s alignment with its partners’ national strategies and use of country systems vary largely depending on country context. For example, due to its focus on human rights and democracy, Norway channels its aid mainly through civil society organisations in several fragile states and countries where strong discrimination is prevalent. Risk reduction is a high political priority, but could be better integrated in planning and programming.


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