Percentage of Population Age 65 and Over
Ecosystem for Policy and Social Innovation
Norway’s remarkable ability to develop new approaches and adapt policy to emerging challenges and opportunities lies in a culture notable for its high level of trust and openness along with a tradition of collective risk sharing and experimentation. A nimble administrative structure of municipal self-governance enables innovative models to emerge at the local level, with the central government and the association of local governments actively working to help disseminate and facilitate the sharing of best practices.
“Municipalities have every interest in promoting active aging and preventing the aging population from becoming a passive, care-receiving population.”
– Aina Strand, Project Manager, Strategy for Active Aging, Norwegian Ministry of Health and Care Services.
“By making experience reports and toolkits available to municipalities, we decrease the risk of failure and thus increase their willingness to try new projects.”
– Lasse Jalling, Head of Department of Research, Innovation and Quality at the Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities
Driving Forces of Innovation and Cross-Sector Collaboration
Percentage Living Alone in 2017, by Age and Gender
“How important are the following reasons for you to continue working even after you have gained the right to a pension?” (In percentage)
Responses from individuals above age 62