Media and Press

Media services are aimed at journalists interested in information about Norad’s work and Norwegian development cooperation. 

Norad’s five main tasks are aid advisory services, quality assurance and monitoring, grant programmes, communication and evaluation. Read more about Norad and our work.

Norad managed approximately 30 percent of the Norwegian development aid budget in 2018. Norad grants funding to organisations within civil society, research, higher education and industry that work with partners in in low and middle income countries. 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Norwegian embassies abroad manage most of the Norwegian development aid. Norway’s International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI) is managed by the Ministry of Climate and Environment. Norad contributes to their work by providing expert advice in these matters. 

Norfund - the Norwegian Investment Fund for Developing Countries and FK Norway also administer a small percentage of the development aid budget.

We will answer questions related to development cooperation issues, statistics and evaluations of Norwegian development assistance.

Press contacts

Cell phone (+47) 977 14 966

Head of Communications Martha Haukaas

Department for Communication:
Telephone: (+47) 23 98 00 40


Telephone: (+47) 23 98 00 00
Monday-Friday 08.00-16.00 CET

Published 04.03.2015
Last updated 03.08.2020