Afghanistan is one of the largest recipients of Norwegian development aid.
Norway gives 100 million NOK for work to prevent natural disasters in Bangladesh. This heavily populated country has a fast growing economy which is also very vulnerable to floods and cyclones.
China’s growth and influence on the global arena has made the country an important partner for Norway. Environment, climate and welfare development are the main areas for cooperation.
India was one of the nations with whom the Norwegian developmental work started. Today key words for Norway’s cooperation with India are maternal health and research.
In the recent years there has been a major increase in Norwegian aid to Myanmar. Democracy promotion and emergency relief have been the keywords for Norway’s efforts.
A total of over 50 000 people have gained access to electricity through the Norwegian supported micro power plants in Nepal.
Norway is ensuring that poor women can give birth at clinics. But security situation as well as political climate of the country makes long-term development work difficult.
- Sri Lanka
National reconciliation is a key word for Norway’s work in Sri Lanka. Landmine clearing has been financed by Norway in 2011 which has enabled 13 000 families to return to their home towns.
Through Business Match Making Programme (BMMP) more and more workplaces are being created by binding economic cooperation between companies in Norway and Vietnam.