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Blog: Young and decisive

Taking young people seriously is a matter of giving them a voice and actually listening. By Minister of International Development Dag-Inge Ulstein and Norec Director General Jan Olav Baarøy.

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Blog: Post COVID-19: Business as Usual or Game Changer?

The ongoing pandemic has made us do a quantum-leap in terms of tech-savviness, and new methods of working. When a vaccine is in place, the world will open up. But this means that we who work in development will have to ask ourselves a question: should we continue the way we have been doing, or should we follow new roads made possible by experiences from the times of Corona?

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Blog: What 2020 taught us: Cooperation means everything

In January, nobody knew what Covid-19 was. Today, nobody is unfamiliar with it. Within a few months, an unknown virus from a market in China has become the biggest crisis for generations. This is a limitless virus, defying borders, social class and nationality.

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Blog: 20 years of mutual exchange

20 years ago this month, Norec was relaunched by the Kings Council of Ministers. Since then, we have facilitated exchanges for 10,000 individuals, and seen that partnerships, equality and reciprocity are key for getting results in development.

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