The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) is a directorate under the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). Norad aims to be the centre of expertise for evaluation, quality assurance and dissemination of the results of Norwegian development cooperation. It will ensure that the goals of Norway's development policy are achieved by providing advice and support to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Norwegian foreign service missions. And it will administer the agency's grant schemes so that development assistance provided through Norwegian and international partners contributes effectively to poverty reduction.
With 50 years of experience, the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) is Norway’s leading independent centre for research and information on international political and economic issues, and on areas of central relevance to Norwegian foreign policy. NUPI was established by the Norwegian Parliament in 1959. The institute is organised as a state body under the Ministry of Education and Research, but operates as an independent, non-political instance in all its professional activities.
The Police department and the Directorate of the Police constitues the central authority for the police. The Police department is administratively responsible for the Superior Prosecution Authority and the Military Disciplinary Authority.
The Police University College is the central educational institution for the police-and-sheriff’s department in Norway, and aims to be a professional-oriented educational institution on a high level which develops and imparts the knowledge, skills and attitudes that the police need in order to maintain safety, respect for the law and order, in addition to preventing/fighting crime. The aim of the Police University College is to secure recruitment to the police.
NOREF was established in June 2008 by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which is also the centre’s main funder. It is a private foundation governed by a Board .
As a publicly funded organisation, NOREF follows Norwegian procurement legislation, and project initiatives are put out to tender accordingly. Public tenders are made available on the NOREF website and on the websites of Doffin (Norway) and TED (when applicable).