• Population 5,282,223
  • Area (km2) 385,178
  • GDP per capita (USD) 75,504.57
  • TPES (Mtoe) 29.62
  • Energy intensity
    (toe/103 2010 USD)
  • CO2 emissions - energy (MtCO2) 36.72
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Norway’s overall risk level against
the assessed areas is low.

The performance of Norway against the assessed indicators is very good and the country provides attractive conditions for investors. Attention should be given to strengthening its regulatory effectiveness.

risk level

Among the three EIRA risk areas, unpredictable policy and regulatory change is lower compared to discrimination between foreign and domestic investors and breach of State obligations.

  • 18%
    Unpredictable policy and regulatory changes
  • 23%
    Discrimination between foreign and domestic investors
  • 23%
    Breach of state obligations

indicator performance

Norway’s performance against EIRA’s four indicators is good. It has received 85 points on management of decision-making processes and 84 on foresight of policy and regulatory change. Rule of law stands at 78, while regulatory environment and investment conditions is at 68.

Sub-indicator performance

On a more detailed level, Norway’s sub-indicator performance is good. The highest scoring sub-indicator is robustness of policy goals and commitments with 94 points followed by institutional governance with 88 points. Norway has scored 83 points on transparency and 80 points on management and settlement of investor-State disputes. Respect for property rights and restrictions on FDI are at 75 points. A good score has been obtained on communication of vision and policies (74) and regulatory effectiveness (61).