Oil for Development
The Oil for Development (OfD) programme was launched by the Norwegian Government in 2005. The operative goal of the programme is "economically, environmentally and socially responsible management of petroleum resources which safeguards the needs of future generations".
Access to sustainable, affordable and reliable energy services is crucial in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), especially MDG 1 (eradicate extreme poverty and hunger) and MDG 7 (ensure environmental sustainability).
Gender in energy
The Norwegian Action Plan for Women's Rights and Gender Equality (WRGE) that was launched in 2007 emphasized the importance of gender sensitivity in energy as one of the five priority areas of Norwegian development cooperation.