Effective, inclusive governance and good management of public resources

Norway’s development cooperation in the governance sector aims to support the building of inclusive and well-functioning institutions at all three levels of governments, access to justice as well as accountable and transparent public financial management.

In line with Nepal’s national development plans and the SDG’s principle of “leave no one behind”, Norway supports Nepal’s local and provincial governments to establish inclusive, efficient, and responsible institutions. The Embassy also supports better access to justice for citizens, particularly for women and marginalized groups. Upholding zero-tolerance for corruption and gender equality are cross-cutting priorities in all programmes.

As the newest federal country in the world, Nepal has a good opportunity to establish good governance with effective public financial management, access to justice and better public services for all. Norway remains a committed partner to assist Nepal in achieving these goals.


Find a list of our current projects below.


Cross-cutting issues

All measures funded by the Norwegian government are required to be based on these principles

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Climate change and the environment

Climate change and environmental damage are destroying ecosystems, with negative repercussions for development, health and food production. It is important that our projects take climate change and the environment into account.


Human Rights & Gender Equality

The promotion of human rights and democratic principles is a crucial part of Norwegian foreign policy. There is a special focus on gender equality where the fundamental aim is to increase the opportunities available to women and girls, promote their right to self-determination, and further their empowerment.


Zero-tolerance policy on corruption

Norway practices a zero-tolerance on corruption. If you have any suspicions of financial irregularities or other misconduct in our programmes or implementing partners, go to our contact page.