Norad (the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation) grants funding to organisations within civil society, research, higher education and private sector development that work with partners in poor countries. It aims to promote economic development, democratization, implementation of human rights, good governance, and measures that can lift people out of poverty for good. 


It is closed for applications. Check out our calls page for a selection of other open calls. 


The amount and type of funding vary per call. 


Project focus

Proposed projects should fit within one or more of the following strategic priorities:


  • Climate change and environment
  • Democracy and good governance
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Global health
  • Higher education and research
  • Macroeconomics and public administration
  • Oil for development


Target countries

There are 12 focus countries or areas receiving special support. Six are in the category of fragile states with an emphasis on political consolidation, peacebuilding and economic development: Afghanistan, Haiti, Mali, Palestine, Somalia, and South Sudan. Another six are focused on good governance, inclusive and sustainable growth, and resource and income distribution: Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, Myanmar/Burma, Nepal, and Tanzania. In addition to the 12 focus countries, NORAD provides support for aid-programs in around 70 countries. Refer to the map at the bottom of the page for a visual view of Norad's focus countries. 


Eligible applicants

Eligibility requirements depend on the type of call.



Procedures differ per type of call. In most occasions, applications involve the submission of a project proposal. 

 Why work with Advance Consulting?

Advance Consulting has successfully developed a number of applications for funding from Norad. Note that Advance Consulting is not affiliated with Norad. Contact for further information on funding opportunities from Norad.