Norway is highly committed to fair technology policies and to spreading knowledge to developing countries, resulting in its showing the second best performance in this year’s CDI. It provides relatively high governmental support for research and development and adequate incentives for business R&D; in 2016, the Norwegian government provided 1.03% of GDP for research and development (weighted). This equals the second largest contribution of all the CDI countries, behind South Korea. Norway also plays a leading role in the diffusion of technology to developing countries through the design of its intellectual property rights. Its current 5th place ranking reflects its development-friendly approach to software patents and anti-circumvention rules, among others. Norway could do more, however, to facilitate knowledge sharing, especially by putting in place rights loss provisions that are more appropriate to the level of economic development of partnering ODA countries.