The Norwegian Association for Development Research (NFU) works to promote development-related research and training in Norway, and to connect the Norwegian development research community by supporting links and providing channels for interdisciplinary exchange and cooperation between members. The association is organizing the biennial national NFU conference, and co-organizes the biennial Nordic Development Conferences. It runs the academic journal Forum for Development Studies jointly with the Norwegian Institute of Foreign Affairs. The NFU awards master theses and  within development research.