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Country Resource - Norway

Norway

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  • Population......................................................................5,147,792 (July 2014 est.)
  • Population growth rate .............................................................1.19% (2014 est.)
  • Birth rate.....................................................12.09 births/1,000 population (2014 est.)
  • Death rate................................................8.19 deaths/1,000 population (2014 est.)
  • Net migration rate...............................7.96 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2014 est.)
  • Ethnic groups....................................................................Norwegian 94.4% (includes Sami, about 60,000), other European 3.6%, other 2% (2007 estimate)

CIA World Factbook

Since the 1970s, Norway has become home to thousands of non-European immigrants and refugees. MPI's Betsy Cooper takes a detailed look at how the country seeks to control migration while keeping the door open to labor from an expanding Europe.

Recent Activity

With rising inflows of humanitarian and economic migrants, Norway faces a series of integration challenges. In conversation with the Migration Information Source, Solveig Horne, Norway's Minister of Children, Equality, and Social Inclusion discusses her work on integration policy, from the importance of language training and a feeling of belonging, to the protection of immigrant women and resettlement of asylum seekers.

Though relatively unexplored, there are myriad links between migration and corruption. This article offers ten connections between migration and corruption, from the facilitation of illegal migration and humanitarian protection to impediments to development benefits. The migration-corruption nexus is examined in three case studies: human trafficking in Nigeria, police extortion in Latin America, and a Norwegian return scheme for Iraqi asylum seekers.

Since the 1970s, Norway has become home to thousands of non-European immigrants and refugees. MPI's Betsy Cooper takes a detailed look at how the country seeks to control migration while keeping the door open to labor from an expanding Europe.

The efforts of Nordic countries to provide safe harbor to refugees are outlined by Mette Honore, Senior Legal Consultant to the Danish Refugee Council.

Reports
March 2013

This report assesses the connection between the recent rise of resentment against immigration and broader trends in Norwegian nationalism, and proposes a few policy recommendations with the aim of minimizing this rift in Norwegian society.