Departments within Norad

Director General's office

The Director General is responsilble for The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) fulfill its functions as they are laid down in the agency’s terms of reference and annual letters of allocation issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Climate and Environment.

Department for Climate, Energy and Environment

The international development agenda has increasingly taken in to account the link between access to global common resources and economic development.

Department for Education and Global Health

Department for Civil Society and the Private Sector

Civil Society Department supports and provides grants for Norwegian and international organisations working with long-term development in developing countries.

Evaluation Department

The department for Evaluation has a special instruction and is responsible for the instigation to, and quality assurance, evaluations of activities financed over the Norwegian development assistance budget.

Department for Human Resources and Administration

Department for Human Resources and Administration aims, through professional advice and internal support services, to contribute to the effectiveness in the execution of the Agency’s tasks.

Department for Communication

The Department for Communication is responsible of communicating Norad’s activities to the public. The department is conveying results and experiences from the entire range of Norwegian development assistance activities.

Department for Quality Assurance

Department for Quality Assurance is working to make Norwegian development assistance more effective and result oriented.

The Knowledge Bank

The Knowledge Bank will coordinate and strengthen institutional partnerships, knowledge sharing and transfer on certain competencies where Norway has particular or in demand experience.

Unit for multilateral partners