Poverty alleviation and foreign policy?
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A majority of the Defense and Foreign Affairs Committee of the Storting has stated that "A successful aid reform should have as clear overall goal to provide the best possible development effect"
The government has initiated a process to reform Norwegian stock management. One proposed scenario is where Norad is closed down and merged with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, with possible staffing and outsourcing of the administration. Another alternative, which Dagens Næringsliv presents as a possible part of the government negotiations, may be to create a separate development ministry.
The unions in Norad want to ensure the best possible aid management that ensures quality and efficiency in the use of Norwegian aid money, where the fight against poverty is at the center.
In this connection, the unions in Norad invite a debate where we want to shed light on the consequences, benefits and disadvantages of the various organizational models that are on the table.
Gunvor Knag Fylkesnes, Save the Children
Øyvind Eggen, Head of the Rainforest Foundation
Rune Jansen Hagen, Professor, UiB
Nikolai Hegertun, Scholarship UiO (Chair)