Norway spent more than 40 billion kroner on development aid last year

Uganda - vaccinationPhoto: AP Photo / Hajarah Nalwadda, File

COVID support to developing countries contributed to an increase in Norway’s international aid to developing countries last year. 

Norway’s development assistance increased from NOK 39.5 billion in 2021 to NOK 40.1 billion last year. That is the highest amount ever, according to a press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The international assistance from the countries that are members of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) totaled USD 179 billion last year, an increase of 4.4% from the previous year.

“The pandemic has also hit developing countries hard financially… It has therefore been important that aid to those in need poorest has been high,” Minister for Development Aid Anne Beathe Tvinnereim (SP) stated.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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