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  • Financial overview - norad.no
    of the support might be channelled to energy related activities This implies that the figure mentioned above and the figures illustrated below represent an underestimation of the total Norwegian allocations to clean energy activities within development assistance Figure 1 illustrates bilateral assistance to clean energy over the period 2005 to 2010 The increased allocation to clean energy over the years is clearly visible as is also the importance of funds invested by Norfund within the Clean Energy for Development Initiative During the 6 year period from 2005 until 2010 a total of approximately NOK 5 7 billion was allocated bilaterally to development cooperation on clean energy Figure 2 Bilateral vs multilateral assistance to clean energy over the period 2005 2010 excluding investments through Norfund Figure 2 illustrates the division of funds allocated through Bilateral vs Multilateral channels over the period from 2005 to 2010 In light of the above elaboration it is again stressed that the multilateral portion is significantly underestimated However the figure shows a general trend of increased support to energy also in our multilateral efforts Figure 3 Assistance to clean energy in 2010 by type of assistance excluding investments through Norfund Figure 3 shows development assistance to clean energy by type of assistance The core of the Norwegian support is directed towards energy policy and administrative planning power generation renewable sources and electricity transmission and distribution Continued focus on support to these sectors over the years are a result of this being areas where Norway holds special expertise and where it is believed that Norwegian support can contribute to making a difference Support to energy policy and administrative planning is furthermore believed to be important for creating a framework in which the energy sector can prosper and for attracting private investments Figure 4 Assistance to clean energy

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  • News - norad.no
    Energia Request for Expression of Interest For Development Programme Document 28 08 2009 Announcing Lighting Africa Outstanding Product Awards 2010 Lighting Africa seeks to recognize outstanding off grid lighting products that are available for purchase in Democratic Republic of the Congo Ethiopia Ghana Kenya Rwanda Senegal or Tanzania 02 09 2009 The Sixth Dialogue Meeting between Norwegian Partners and The World Bank Group 10 11 November 2009 24 09 2009 Norway signs agreement with World Bank for the establishment of a Trust Fund to finance transmission grid development in Mozambique 08 10 2009 The Minister of the Environment and International Development Mr Solheim opened Bugoye power station in Uganda 05 11 2009 Norway needs to take the lead to secure technoloy transfer to developing countries WWF LO Statkraft and Norfund suggests a new norwegian initiative for clean energy before Copenhagen 10 11 2009 Agreement between Norway and Eastern Africa Power Pool Previous 1 2 3 Next Tweet Norad Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation 2011 Location Ruseløkkveien 26 0251 Oslo Norway Postadresse Pb 8034 Dep 0030 Oslo Norway Telephone 47 23 98 00 00 E mail postmottak norad no Contact us Thematic areas Climate Change and the Environment Energy Macroeconomics and

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  • Gender in energy - norad.no
    of Norwegian energy support to Timor Leste With the assistance from Norad ETC ENERGIA has been engaged to identify the needs and possibilities for gender mainstreaming within Clean Energy for Development CEfD and Oil for Development OfD as a first step towards a possible gender mainstreaming GM in the two programs in Timor Leste A final draft report is presented and will be published once it has been approved In 2011 and 2012 ENERGIA has assisted the Norwegian Water Resources Directory NVE and the Liberian Ministry of Land Mines and Energy MLME in the planning and implementation of gender capacity building activities in the MLME NVE institutional cooperation program Gender activities in MLME NVE institutional cooperation program in Liberia The work is carried out under Letter of Contract 12 Planning and implementation of gender activities of the mlme nve institutional cooperation program in Liberia Energia has assisted the program with the following tasks energy and sex disaggregated data gender mainstreaming in the energy sector womens empowerment in the energy sector Report for Letter of Contract Mainstreaming Gender in the Energy Sector A Training Manual Trainer s Guide Mainstreaming Gender in the Energy Sector A Training Manual Annex 1 Baseline Gender and Energy Disaggregated Data Protocol Annex 2 Report of Workshop to identify needs and gaps for gender mainstreaming in the Liberia energy sector Annex 3 Interactive Workshop on Women s Empowerment To Identify Needs and Gaps In Access to Energy Energy Use and Benefits for Women Annex 4 Report of a Training of Trainers TOT workshop Annex 5a Training Workshop for Practitioners Gender Mainstreaming In the Liberia Energy Sector Annex 5b What Do We Understand By Gender Annex 5c Monitoring and Evaluation for Gender Mainstreaming Annex 5d The Gender Action Plan Annex 5e Why is Gender Important in Energy Policy Annex 5f Indicators for Achieving Gender Goals Annex 5g Gender Mainstreaming in Policy Annex 5h Gender Organizational Assessment Annex 6 Training Manual For Women Leaders Annex 7a Gender Glossary Annex 7b Participants introduce themselves Annex 7c Note on Terminology Annex 7d Mainstreaming Gender in the Energy Sector Annex 7e Unit 1 What is Gender Annex 7f Unit 2 Why is Gender Important in Energy Policy Annex 7g Unit 3 Identifying Gender Needs and Gaps Annex 7h Unit 4 Social and Gender Issues Annex 7i Unit 5 Gender Mainstreaming Annex 7j Unt 6 Relating Gender Goals to Energy Policy Annex 7k Unit 7 Indicators for Achieving Gender Goals Annex 7l Unit 8 Gender Oranisational Assesment Annex 7m Unit 9 Policy Implementation Monitoring and Evaluation Annex 7n Unit10 The Role of the Gender Focal Point Annex 7o Unit 11 The Gender Action Plan Annex 7p Unit 12 Communications Strategy Annex 7q Unit 13 Dealing with Resistance to Gender Mainstreaming Annex 7r Unit 14 Making a Personal Action Plan Annex 8 Best Practice Challenges and Entry Points Signed communique Gender Mainstreaming GM of Norwegian energy support to Tanzania Energia participated in the appraisal of the support to the Rural energy agency REA in

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  • Macroeconomics and poverty reduction - norad.no
    policies and programs to promote growth and reduce poverty as well as associated external financing needs PRSPs are prepared by governments through a participatory process involving civil society and development partners How to reduce poverty While the optimal national policy as well as aid modality should be country specific cross country studies as well as case studies may feed into policy formation and dialogue at the country level While high growth over many years is a necessary condition for substantial poverty reduction in low income countries it is not always sufficient Poverty reduction requires a pattern of growth that enhances the ability of the poor to contribute to and benefit from the growth process so careful prioritization and sometimes targeting of political measures may be necessary Economic growth differences in growth performances between countries and factors behind growth is a core area in theoretical and empirical economic research The subject is closely interconnected to other issues Macroeconomic stability and policy is one such issue but growth and poverty reduction is mainly a result of complicated microeconomic processes Public sector reforms and capacity building as well as institutional development of the markets for goods and services labour markets as well as financial markets are all important parts in a program for growth and poverty reduction Basis for Norwegian development assistance Knowledge from decades of development assistance has shown that the most effective way of reducing poverty is when aid is in line with and supports the recipient country s national policy This principle is an important basis for Norwegian development assistance Tweet Related links Eldis on finance policy Eldis on poverty UNDP International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth World bank Povertynet International Monetary Fund IMF Contacts Loe Lars Andreas Senior Adviser Norad Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation 2011 Location Ruseløkkveien 26

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  • Tax for Development - norad.no
    tax revenues in developing countries Published 26 10 2011 Updated 16 01 2013 Print Tweet The African continent is rich in natural resources and many countries in Africa are experiencing healthy economic growth Nonetheless little of this growth is benefiting the poor Due to tax exemptions and evasion the tax contribution of many companies and individuals is close to negligible This means that entire societies lose out on vast revenues which could have been used in areas such as infrastructure education and health care Comparison of tax revenues A broader tax system and more awareness around issues of taxation can foster stronger political engagement by the general public People who pay taxes will place demands on the authorities for equitable taxation and for greater transparency with regard to who the tax contributors are and how the revenues are spent An open dialogue around tax issues could therefore act as a catalyst towards more accountable politicians Norway s tax revenues account for approximately 44 per cent of the country s GDP gross domestic product The corresponding average in OECD is approximately 35 per cent In many low income countries in Africa this share accounts for less than 15 per cent according to the OECD African Economic Outlook from 2007 Tweet Workshop May 2013 See the report from the workshop in Arusha Tanzania 6 7 May 2013 Read more about the workshop here Related publications Tax for Development Contacts Ustvedt Tanja Senior Adviser Norad Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation 2011 Location Ruseløkkveien 26 0251 Oslo Norway Postadresse Pb 8034 Dep 0030 Oslo Norway Telephone 47 23 98 00 00 E mail postmottak norad no Contact us Thematic areas Climate Change and the Environment Energy Macroeconomics and public administration Global health Education and research Democracy and Good Governance Countries Africa Asia and Oceania

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  • What we do - norad.no
    of natural resources in several countries 2 Knowledge generation and dissemination Aim To increase research efforts and dissemination of research findings in the areas of taxation and capital flight so that this knowledge can benefit poor countries Examples Norway has established a research programme on taxation development and capital flight The research projects in the programme will look at problems related to the use of tax havens and the effects of illegal capital flight on economic development in poor countries Norway co finances the International Centre for Tax and Development ICTD This research programme places particular focus on the connection between taxation and statebuilding Importance is attached to research results having a practical significance for the tax authorities 3 International cooperation Aim To actively participate in international cooperation efforts related to issues of taxation and capital flight Examples Norway is an active supporter of OECD s work on taxation and development where OECD s Development Assistance Committee and Committee on Fiscal Affairs have established a joint work programme OECD has expertise in tax issues and in strengthening the capacity of tax administrations OECD has also become involved in work on increasing transparency surrounding the issue of tax havens and has developed model agreements which assure the countries information on assets placed in tax havens Norway is a member of the Task Force on Financial Integrity and Economic Development This is a coalition of civil society organisations and governments in a large number of countries working together to address inequalities in the financial system and to promote greater transparency around issues such as taxation and capital flight 4 Support to civil society Aim To strengthen popular engagement in and public debate on taxation and capital flight issues Examples Norway supports the Tax Justice Network This is an international network of researchers

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  • Who we are - norad.no
    this area for some years Domestic revenue mobilization in developing countries with a strong focus on the state building aspects of taxation is a prioritized area for Norway The Norwegian experience from developing a fair and effective tax system including taxation of natural resources and an efficient tax administration is valuable in this work However it must be recognized that each country is different and the Norwegian model cannot be directly transferred to other countries Organization The Tax for Development program is organized as a project under the auspices of the Section for International Development Policy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs The secretariat is placed in Norad and serves as a focal point for coordination program development and quality control Decision making and responsibility for the various budget lines remain with the different appropriating units of the Ministry of Foreign affairs embassies and Norad Partners So far a cooperation has been established with the following three countries Zambia Zambia Revenue Authority Royal Norwegian Embassy in Lusaka Tanzania Royal Norwegian Embassy in Tanzania Tanzania Revenue Authority Mozambique Royal Norwegian Embassy in Mozambique Mozambique Revenue Authority Other organizations and institutions African Tax Administration Forum ATAF Norwegian Tax Administration Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dialogue Project Tax Justice Network Thompson Reuters Foundation Publish What You Pay Norway Revenue Watch Institute Norwegian Church Aid Caritas Norway Centre for Public Integrity CIP i Mozambique Task Force on Financial Integrity and Economic Development Centre for International Policy OECD IMF World Bank International Tax Compact ITC Norwegian Research Council Programmet TAXCAPDEV International Centre for Tax and Development International Tax Dialogue Tweet Contacts Department for Economic Development Gender and Governance Ustvedt Tanja Senior Adviser Norad Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation 2011 Location Ruseløkkveien 26 0251 Oslo Norway Postadresse Pb 8034 Dep 0030 Oslo Norway Telephone 47 23

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  • Currents issues - norad.no
    The purpose of the workshop arranged in Arusha Tanzania 6 7 May 2013was to facilitate exchange of knowledge and discussions between revenue authorities on common challenges and measures that can be undertaken regarding access to information 18 05 2012 Report from regional tax workshop in Lusaka Representatives from the tax authorities in Mozambique Tanzania Zambia Botswana South Africa and Norway met in Lusaka April 2012 for a two day workshop entitled Building the Domestic Revenue Base Natural Resource Taxation and Tax Morale in Mozambique Tanzania and Zambia 18 05 2012 Presentations Tax seminar in Lusaka April 2012 See the presentations from the workhop Building the Domestic Revenue Base Natural Resource Taxation and Tax Morale in Mozambique Tanzania and Zambia Workshop at Cresta Golfview Hotel Lusaka Zambia 18 19 April 2012 18 04 2012 International workshop on taxation in Lusaka An international workshop on Tax Morale and Taxation of Natural Resources Building the Domestic Revenue Base will be held in Lusaka 18 19 April 2012 20 01 2012 Interesting articles about tax in The Economist The Economist presents a leader and a news article saying that there s no legitimate reason for beneficial ownership of companies to be obscured 26 10 2011 Summary from seminar at The World Bank Read the summary from the event on Tax for Development at The World Bank Headquarters April 15 2011 26 10 2011 Civil society should ensure transparency in taxation Maputo 2 Apr AIM Civil society organisations and the media have a key role to play in increasing transparency in state revenue and expenditure declared the Norwegian Secretary of State for International Development Ingrid Fiskaa in Maputo 05 04 2011 Successful tax workshop in Maputo Strengthening the tax systems in developing countries is a key priority area for Norwegian development assistance Tweet Related files

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