In the period 2001 – 2014, more than 9000 Norwegian soldiers served in Afghanistan. Norway’s civil and military presence in the country cost 20 billion NOKs – more than 2,4 billion USD. Over the last 18 months, this massive effort has been evaluated. The evaluation was requested by the Norwegian government, and ILPI’s Senior Partner dr. juris Gro Nystuen has been a member of the evaluation commision.
The commission’s report will be presented to Norway’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende and Minister of Defence Ine Eriksen Søreide at an event at Litteraturhuset – the House of Literature – in Oslo, Monday 6 June at 11 am. Among the questions that will be addressed are: