Norwegian Agency for Exchange Cooperation (NOREC)



Development Cooperation




03 - Good Health and Well-being, 04 - Quality Education, 08 - Decent Work and Economic Growth, 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

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Norec (previously FK Norway) is a government agency created in 2000 which supports and oversees reciprocal exchange of personnel within the framework of institutional cooperation. It was the first Norwegian government institution to have developed a programmatic approach to South-South cooperation. It currently has 25 programme countries in the Global South. By the first quarter 2019, the number of professionals having spent a year abroad on Norec programmes since 2001 will surpass 10,000, of which approximately two-thirds have been recruited in the South. The number of institutional partners cooperating to send and receive them will likewise pass 1,500.

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