The Knowledge Bank

The Knowledge Bank will coordinate and strengthen institutional partnerships, knowledge sharing and transfer on certain competencies where Norway has particular or in demand experience.

The mission of the programmes within the department is to strengthen capacity and competency in the aid administration in our partner countries. The primary target groups are the govern¬ment institutions in Norway’s partnering coun¬tries, however, actors in civil so¬ciety also have a critical role in contributing to the achievement of our objectives. The Knowledge Bank will compile expertise and contribute to increased competency within knowledge transfer as a method, as well as facilitate the sharing of these across the various programmes.

The programmes currently included in The Knowledge Bank are Oil for Development (OfD), Fish for Development (FfD), Tax for Development (TfD), Cooperation on Statistics, The Norwegian Programme for Capacity Development in Higher Education and Research for Development (NORHED), Innovation, Gender for Development (LIKE) and Institutional cooperation within clean energy.

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Section for knowledge programs

The section’s responsibilities covers three program areas that are under development in Norad: Fish for Development (FfD), taxation and statistics.

Section for Research, Innovation and Higher Education

The section supports new knowledge, innovation and capacity development on research and higher education.

Oil for Development Section

The section is responsible for the secretarial functions for the Oil for development (OfD) programme, with the goal of assisting in economic, social and environmentally sound administration of petroleum resources.