Research Council activities relating to global development

Research and innovation under this thematic area address global societal challenges and generate knowledge about international relations, foreign and security policy, fighting poverty, promoting human rights and democracy, and education, growth and job creation in developing countries. Important objectives also include sustainable resource utilisation, combatting disease and mitigating climate change.

Global development does not appear as a main thematic area In the Project Databank, but is covered under the thematic sub-areas International policy and economics, Global poverty, and Norway – Global partner.

was allocated for this thematic area in 2018

350million NOK

Key programmes for this thematic area

Activities under the Research Council’s programmes extend across multiple thematic areas. The programmes listed here are the largest contributors of funding for this thematic area.

  • prevention and treatment of infectious diseases  
  • family planning, reproductive health 
  • research on health care systems and health care policy 
  • implementation research 
  • innovation in technology and method development 
  • The SFF scheme gives Norway’s foremost scientific circles the opportunity to organise their activities in centres that seek to achieve ambitious scientific objectives.
  • The research conducted at the centres must be innovative and have major potential to generate ground-breaking results that advance the international research frontier. 
  • scientific quality at the forefront of international research 
  • boldness in scientific thinking and innovation 
  • careers for young research talents  

Promotes innovative research of high quality and relevance to support processes to achieve UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Promotes strategic, long-term research on:  

  • international relations 
  • foreign policy 
  • Norwegian national interests 

Vision 2030 funding mechanism: innovation in education and health to help to combat poverty

  • increased enrolment, reduced school drop-out, enhanced learning outcomes in school systems 
  • increased job creation and lifelong learning through digital access  
  • health improvements for women, children and, in particular, youth and young people