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MFA Norway

Innovation, Technology & Digital Global Goods

Benefits of digital innovation are crucial to building a more sustainable world and reaching the Global Sustainable Development Goals. Norway therefore spearheads sharing innovation and technology in developing economies.

Norway is a convening member of the UN Secretary General’s High Level Panel on Digital Cooperation which released its report “Digital Interdependence” in 2019. Recently, Norway launched a Whitepaper on digital transformation and Norwegian development policies.  

Norway is spearheading a new international initiative Digital Public Goods. The aim of this alliance is to accelerate attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals in low- and middle-income countries by investing and sharing openly licensed technologies, data models and content. Norway is leading the way by funding and sharing (for free) weather forecast- solutions (, health information systems ( digital global library, language learning applications, agriculture support and many other technical solutions with developing countries.

See also, Norway’s Digital strategy for development (2018) and WhitePaper (Chapter III).