Norway has challenged for a critical debate on how the country is run. This has led to greater transparency around the state expenditure.
Burundi is celebrating 50 years of independence in 2012. This shall be marked. But the challenges are numerous in this country that is one of the world’s poorest.
Dialogue supported by Norway has resulted in that religious leaders are publicly denouncing female genital mutilation. They are reaching millions of people to communicate how harmful genital mutilations are.
Implementation of the new constitution was the most important outcome of the Norwegian aid to Kenya in 2011.
Norway will donate several hundred million kroner for building power plants in Liberia in the coming years. The work for ensuring access to electricity to the capital is well under way.
Libya is not a country that receives a lot of monetary assistance. The country is rich in resources and has an educated population. Now they need knowledge and technical expertise for ensuring development in a more democratic direction.
Norway concentrates efforts on education and the funds are spent on further education of teachers, education, school plans, building of classrooms and equipment for school cantines. In addition, Norway has increased effort concentration on environment for the last few years.
Planting of five million trees, better prison conditions for inmates, better maternal & child health and subsidies for small-scale farmers. These are some of the initiatives in Malawi.
The coup d’etat and conflict have made both development cooperation and humanitarian work difficult in Mali. Norway signed an agreement for cooperation with the country in 2011 – before the turmoil spread.
A new type of condom for women has been produced and 700 000 young people have received birth control guidance through the health programme that Norway supports.