Portfolio plan Global Development and International Relations

Prioritised areas of application

The portfolio targets Norwegian research organisations, but the public sector, business and society at large must benefit from the research results. Research relevant to policymaking and the public administration, especially the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of Justice and Public Security, the Ministry of Health and Care Services and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD), is an important priority. Other ministries, public agencies, business and NGOs will also benefit from the research. The portfolio also prioritises research relevant to policymakers, the public sector, business and local communities in LMICs.

Calls that require the participation of users include criteria relating to dialogue with and the dissemination of findings to key stakeholders. Interaction with society at large is also promoted by the portfolio. User involvement refers to the involvement of end-users of research findings, during different stages of the research process, from defining the research priorities and questions to interpreting the implications of the research for policy and practice.[10] Many research proposals will have the potential to inform Norwegian investments and participation in global health initiatives with a sound evidence base.

Many research proposals are intended to have the potential to inform Norwegian investments and participation in global initiatives and arenas. The portfolio will seek direct and indirect dialogue with Norwegian policymakers and other Norwegian stakeholders to ensure policy relevance. The portfolio uses the communication channels established with government ministries and takes initiatives to establish regular meeting places between policymakers and researchers.

[10]Relevant users may include community members, patients, public sector officials, and bureaucrats in ministries, politicians, other collaborative partners and officials in international organisations and local and international NGOs and social movements.

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