The delegation held working sessionswith several leading social science institutions, including the ResearchCouncil of Norway, the Norwegian Institute for Social Research, theUniversity of Oslo and the Norwegian Business School. It also met withthe State Ownership Department under the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
During the meetings, participants discussed anumber of issues, including the State’s role in a market economy; globalcompetitiveness; and economic restructuring.
They also exchanged views on reforming State-owned enterprises, reducingState ownership in Norway and developing an ocean-based economy.
The experience gained by the VASS during this visit is expected tohelp the institution increase its consultative capacity to review thecountry’s 30 years of renewal and draft a development report for2014.-VNA