Anniken Hauglie (born 10 September 1972) is a Conservative Norwegian politician who served as Minister of Labour and Social Inclusion from December 2015 to January 2020.
In 2019, Hauglie came under scrutiny after the NAV scandal was revealed, where at least 78 innocent people had been imprisoned due to a misunderstanding of the EEA guidelines regarding the use of social security. By January 2020, she along with former ministers of Labour, Prime Minister Erna Solberg and the Justice Minister, were brought forward to a hearing to explain themselves and what had transpired. It is seen as the primary reason for her departure, though she refused to clarify that it was.
From January 2010 to October 2013 she was Oslo's Commissioner for Social Services and head of child welfare, substance abuse and social services in the Department of the elderly and social services. From 2011 onwards she expanded her responsibilities and became Commissioner for Health and Social Services. In October 2013 she became Commissioner for Knowledge and Education, an office she left when being appointed to Solberg's Cabinet in 2015.
Hauglie has previously worked at the Norwegian Consumer Council and as political advisor to the Ministry of Social Affairs, a social policy adviser in the second Bondevik Government (2001-2005) and has worked as a social policy adviser in the Conservative Party's parliamentary group until 2010.
Anniken Hauglie graduated from the University of Oslo in 2000, majoring in sociology, with a minor in political science, philosophy and ethics. She has also qualified in project management from BI Norwegian Business School in 2006.
She is known for her opposition of Norway's law banning the purchase of sex.