Women line up to vote in the 2013 Constitutional Assembly (CA) elections, KanchanpurWomen line up to vote in the 2013 Constitutional Assembly (CA) elections, Kanchanpur

Long-term development partner

18.06.2015 // Norway is a committed development partner to Nepal. Our key areas of cooperation are education, good governance and renewable energy. In 2014, Norway granted a total of NOK 237.5 million (approximately USD 30 million) in development aid to Nepal.

The formal development cooperation between the Government of Norway and the Government of Nepal began in 1996. Norway’s contribution is based on our shared dedication to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.

Out of the total official development assistance to Nepal, approximately 75% is administered by the Norwegian Embassy in Kathmandu. The remaining 25% is channelled directly from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad).

KEY AREAS OF COOPERATION

   

Education

Over the last 20 years, Nepal has made rapid progress towards the goal of universal primary education for all. Norway’s main contribution to Nepal’s education sector is through the School Sector Reform Programme (SSRP) which aims to promote social equity and poverty reduction.

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Good governance

Norway supports several programmes and initiatives aimed at strengthening democratic institutions and respect for human rights. There is a special emphasis on gender equality, children/youth and the inclusion of marginalized groups such as indigenous peoples and sexual minorities.

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Renewable energy

The Norwegian Energy and Climate Initiative (Energy+) presents an integrated approach to  energy and climate. Norway aims to contribute to economic and social development in Nepal through the electrification of rural areas, development of hydropower resources and construction of transmission lines.

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DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE BY SECTOR AND PARTNER

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