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  • Six new and vacant positions in Oslo

    alle ansatte

    Norfund is growing and we need more people. Right now we have six vacant positions as Investment Directors/ Vice Presidents, Associates and Economist. Are you our new team member?

  • Norfund prepares new growth strategy as Thorleifsson takes over

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    A venture capitalist with a soft spot for smallholder farmers in Africa and a strong stomach for risk taking,Tellef Thorleifsson has taken over the helm of Norfund, the 22-billion-crown aid-financed investment fund in Oslo. His first task is to oversee a new Norfund strategy, writes Development Today.

  • New CEO - Tellef Thorleifsson - ready to drive Norfund forward

    Tellef

    I firmly believe in strengthening the private sector – in doing job creation through establishment of new companies and fostering strong infrastructure. This will improve people’s livelihood and reduce poverty, says Tellef Thorleifsson, Norfund’s new CEO.

  • An international teambuilder who believes in the tech potential

    Tellef

    "I firmly believe in strengthening the private sector – in job creation through the establishment of new companies and by providing critical infrastructure. This will improve people’s livelihood and reduce poverty. It doesn’t mean I am negative to traditional aid. It only means I believe investments are very important and that my skillset can best be applied to this area," says Tellef Thorleifsson, Norfund’s new CEO.

  • Norfund supports AfricInvest’s close of FIVE

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    AfricInvest, a leading pan-African private equity firm, has announced the second close of FIVE, a platform for investing in financial institutions in Africa. FIVE aims to improve access to financial services for the African population, while achieving financial returns for its investors.

  • Good procedures in place to ensure human rights are respected

    kvinne

    An evaluation report commissioned by Norad concludes that Norfund has good procedures in place to ensure that human rights are respected - and that an approach based on IFC Performance Standards contributes to the same outcomes as an UNGP-based approach.

  • Africa needs Firms!

    Paul Collier

    Productive firms is the key for economic growth and development in Africa, Professor Paul Collier said at Norfund's Summer Conference 2018

  • The Work Approach against poverty

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    The creation of new jobs is Task No. 1 in efforts to achieve the goals of global development and poverty reduction. The need is enormous. Although there is general agreement about this, Western development aid is doing little, or nothing, to help create new jobs.

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