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A broad-based and action oriented programme

2017 - 2024

NORGLOBAL-2 (2017-2024)

With funds from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. NORGLOBAL-2 is continued for the period 2017-2024.

Norway is committed to contributing to meet the UNs Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to play a leading role in international development policy. Building a solid knowledge base in development to support this work is important. NORGLOBAL-2 will stimulate innovative high quality and relevant research in support of global efforts towards the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The programme aims to strengthen the competences and capacities of Norwegian research institutions in development research.

The ambition is to enhance Norway's contribution to global research and knowledge production. It will encourage and support cooperation with leading international researchers and institutions, including those in developing countries. Adopting a challenge based approach, the Programme places great emphasis on research that has the potential to lead to positive impacts on development ideas, policies and aid.

NORGLOBAL-2 will strengthen communication and dialogue between researchers, policy makers and other stakeholders both nationally and internationally.  It will seek cooperation with relevant international initiatives and programmes, as well as other programmes within the Research Council of Norway. NORGLOBAL-2 will build on the experiences and investments made by NORGLOBAL-1, and will be sufficiently flexible to accommodate and respond to the need for new knowledge as they arise.

As the world gathers around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), knowledge based on high quality research on international development can be crucial to ensure progress. NORGLOBAL-2 aims to contribute to progress towards the SDGs by its following objectives:

Primary Objective: Research-based knowledge of high quality on poverty reduction and sustainable development informing development policies, development programmes, private sector investments and further research.

Secondary Objectives:
Increased production of high quality research-based knowledge with potential impact on poverty reduction and sustainable development.

  • Increased dissemination of research-based knowledge to policy makers, relevant stakeholders and the public in Norway and internationally.
  • More research-based knowledge translated into policy and practice.
  • Increased and improved dialogue and cooperation between researchers, policy makers, private sector and civil society.
  • Strengthened capacity of Norwegian researchers and research institutions.
  • Strengthened cooperation between Norwegian and leading international researchers, including researchers in developing countries.



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