Our cooperation projects in developing and transition countries

Statistics Norway's main strategy for capacity-building is to work within long-term institutional cooperation projects with sister organisations. Statistics Norway is involved in long-term capacity-building projects in several countries.



The National Statistical Committee (NSC) and Statistics Norway are working together to strengthen the NSC and improve the country’s statistical system. Activities have included support to the NSC organisation in several areas, such as IT, quality control, improvements to metadata systems, project methodology, physical security of data and establishment of an agricultural statistical register.


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The cooperation between SN and the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) in Sudan/Khartoum has been ongoing more or less continuously since the population census in 2008. A new 3 year continuation of the institutional cooperation project commenced in 2017/18 and is funded by our embassy to Sudan. The project entails the ongoing development of economic statistics, support to develop registers and national accounts, and technical support for a national household budget survey.


In 2015, Statistics Norway and Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) started a cooperation project administered under the Oil for Development Programme (OfD). The statistics component is organised under the Revenue pillar within the Programme and comprises four main areas of activity: oil investment statistics, national accounts, business register for oil and gas sub-sector and institutional cooperation.

Framework agreement with Norad

In addition to our institutional cooperation projects, Statistics Norway also has a framework agreement with the Norwegian aid agency Norad. The agreement includes support to health statistics projects in cooperation with the World Health Organisation (WHO). Norad also supports various projects under the Oil for Development Programme.