Norway’s official bilateral cooperation with Nepal started in 1964. The level of support was limited until the 80’s. In the beginning of the 90’ the support became more substantial, and has increased steadily since then. Today, Nepal is one of Norway’s partner countries for long-term development.
The Norwegian bilateral development assistance to Nepal has reached to around 32 million USD a year (2017). In addition, Norway provides significant support to Nepal through multilateral organizations, including contribution to global funds. In 2016, this support amounted to 14 million USD.
Norway channel the funds through the government, multilateral organizations, and international and national non-government organizations. Around 25 million USD is annually handled by the Embassy, and the remaining 7 million are administrated by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD).
Throughout all three key cooperation areas, Norway promotes human rights, women's rights and gender equality, climate and environment and anti-corruption. All projects supported are sensitive to these important issues.
Transparency and open data
Norwegian Aid Statistics gives you easy access to all official statistics about Norwegian development assistance from 1960 until today. You can choose your own content and scope of the report, and get the numbers as maps, graphs and tables.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs' grants portal provides an overview of all grants from the Ministry and Norad for which agreements have been entered into, and for which disbursements are planned for this year and for up to the next four years.