Guide for institutional cooperation (Norad 2001)
Knowledge of and experience gained from Norwegian public administration, civil society and private business and industry are important elements in development cooperation. The active involvement of Norwegian expertise in the public, private and civil domain, including research and culture, has been of great significance and has helped embed development co-operation in Norwegian society. NORAD considers it important to make Norwegian expertise available to our partners in priority countries, and Norwegian professionals will continue to play a key role in development cooperation. The presence of a experienced resource base in Norway is also an important element in NORAD’s quality assurance work. The Norwegian resource base will be employed in the context of international undertakings to enhance relations between donors and other stakeholders in the field of co-operation development, various actors in the recipient countries, and the respective national authorities, their priorities and co-ordination work. The work of NORAD in this area is made within the framework of the strategies for poverty reduction in the partner countries and the World Bank’s “Comprehensive Development Framework” (CDF).