Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad)

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Norad is the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation. We do the quality-assurance of Norwegian Development Cooperation. The Agency is a directorate under the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Girls’ education is a key priority area for Norway and it is targeted through a variety of channels. Girls’ education and gender equality is integrated in various ways in Norwegian bilateral aid to education. Girls’ education and gender equality must also be an integral part of the programmes of civil society organizations that receive financial support from Norad.

Primary Functions

  • Funding
  • Research - project evaluation

Secondary Functions

  • Other

Geographic Scope

  • Global / regional

Areas of work Back to Top

Education topics addressed


  • Post-secondary
  • Primary completion
  • Primary enrollment
  • Primary to secondary transition
  • Secondary completion


  • Other

Other skills

  • Rights/empowerment education
  • Vocational training


  • School quality
  • School-related gender-based violence


  • Civics education
  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • STEM

Cross-cutting topics addressed

  • Adolescent pregnancy/childbearing
  • Early/child marriage
  • Economic/livelihoods (including savings/financial inclusion, etc.)
  • Female genital mutilation/cutting
  • Food/water security
  • HIV and STIs
  • Masculinities/boys
  • Migration
  • Nutrition
  • Other
  • Other aspects of sexual and reproductive health
  • Sports
  • Violence (at home, in relationships)
  • WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene)

Funders and partners Back to Top

Current girls' education partners

Locations and contact information Back to Top


Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad)

Headquarters location(s)

  • Oslo, Oslo, Norway

Office location(s)

  • Afghanistan
  • Angola
  • Bangladesh
  • Brazil
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Ethiopia
  • Haiti
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Kenya
  • Lebanon
  • Liberia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Nicaragua
  • Nigeria
  • Pakistan
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Uganda
  • United Republic of Tanzania
  • Viet Nam
  • West Bank and Gaza
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Locations of current girls’ education work

Map showing countries (listed below) where the organization is involved with girls' education programs

  • Unknown

Projects Back to Top