Norfund has decided to focus on a limited number of sectors to ensure specialised competencies within the organisation. The sectors chosen all have high potentials for contributing to local development, either through contributing to crucial infrastructure (electricity and bank services), having high employment potential (agriculture and tourism) or being important for development of a diversified local business environment (SME-funds). These are sectors which local governments also have a high wish to develop, and thus Norfund's investment strategy is aligned with the local development agenda. The sectors also represent great possibilities for financial returns on the investments, targeting highly underdeveloped markets.
Committed investments by sectors (year end 2012)
Industrial Partnerships includes agribusiness and other direct investments
Project development is mainly early stage renewable energy projects