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The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) is a directorate under the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA).

Norad's strategy towards 2010 states that Norad:

  • aims to be the centre of expertise for evaluation, quality assurance and dissemination of the results of Norwegian development cooperation, jointly with partners in Norway, developing countries and the international community
  • will ensure that the goals of Norway's development policy are achieved by providing advice and support to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Norwegian foreign service missions
  • will administer the agency's grant schemes so that development assistance provided through Norwegian and international partners contributes effectively to poverty reduction

These goals will be achieved on the foundation of Norad's current competencies, through highly qualified staff, a flexible and practical organisation, good administrative support functions and a working environment characterised by transparency, respect, equality, responsibility and quality.

Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation Resources

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Policy Papers & Briefs
June, 2014

This policy brief developed by the NORAD-funded Grassroots capacity development for REDD+ Project addresses the use of the cascade  approach  for  capacity development  on  REDD+, establishing  collaborative  arrangements  with local partner organizations, and drivers  of  deforestation  and  forest  degradation in Nepal.

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Training Resources & Tools
April, 2012
Global, South-Eastern Asia

The principle that indigenous peoples and local communities have a right to give or withhold their Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) to developments affecting natural resources is not new. However, experience using FPIC in REDD+ implementation is still limited in the Asia-Pacific region, and there are few materials that explain and train practitioners in its concepts and practice. There is still subjective understanding of the terms and requirements of FPIC, influenced by both cultural interpretations and interests. 

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Reports & Research
March, 2012
Mozambique, Africa

Contains introduction, the FAO Gender and Land Project with CFJJ, Forum Mulher in collaboration with partners, CLUSA: soy bean production and land rights, Norwegian People’s Aid with partners, recommendations. Draws attention to the need for a more concerted and focused initiative in Mozambique to support women’s land rights and recommends that Norway now responds to that challenge. The major challenge is to implement the Land Law. Individuals and communities need economic and political resources to be able to claim and secure legally established rights to land.

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This project aims to to engage CSOs in inclusive dialogues to develop and submit recommendations by 2025 on land rights, forest governance, living wages and child labour to the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, the Ministry of Youth Affairs, the Ministry of Gender and Children Affairs and the Produce Monitoring Board of the Ministry of Trade and Industry.

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