The OECD's Development Assistance Committee (DAC) conducts periodic reviews of the
individual development co-operation efforts of DAC members. The policies and programmes
of each DAC member are critically examined approximately once every five years. DAC
peer reviews assess the performance of a given member, not just that of its development
co-operation agency, and examine both policy and implementation. They take an integrated,
system-wide perspective on the development co-operation and humanitarian assistance
activities of the member under review.Norway’s commitment to spend 1% of gross national
income on official development assistance is supported across the political spectrum.
It increasingly uses multilateral channels to promote global public goods and address
global challenges. This review looks at the changes to systems, structures and capabilities
that would help Norway deliver on its shifting approach to development co-operation.
These include strategic oversight to align programming with Norway's overall vision
and policies for sustainable development; strengthened approaches to results, knowledge
and risk management; and taking a bolder approach to cross-cutting issues such as
human rights, gender, climate and environment, and anti-corruption.