The goal is to strengthen the civil society in the partner countries, and contribute to meet the objectives of the Norwegian development policy.
The department is responsible for organisational reviews and professional advice related to civil society.
The section is responsible for support to inclusive development and strengthening of human rights through Norwegian, international and local civil society organisations.
The Section for Civil Society, Natural Resource Management and Financial Flows shall cover agreements related to natural resource management, sustainable supply chains and financial flows.
The Section for Civil Society, Education, Health and Coordination of Comprehensive Agreements shall primarily cover agreements in the field of education and health, with the exception of sexual and reproductive health and rights.
The section provides technical advice in the areas of private sector development and job creation in developing countries, and administers grants.