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  • The Work Approach against poverty


    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.

  • "Now is the time to invest in Somalia"

    signing ceremony

    The time to invest in Somalia is now, said the Prime Minister of Somalia, Mr Khaire, at the launch of the "Nordic Horn of Africa Opportunities fund". Norfund, Shuraako and IFU have launched a new - and first in its kind - fund for investing in small and medium sized companies in Somalia.

  • Vibeke H. Madsen is appointed as a new Norfund Board Director

    On the 18th of June 2018, Ms Madsen was appointed as a new member of the Norfund board of directors by Norfund's General Assembly . the General Assembly is constituted by the Norwegian Minister of International Development, Nikolai Astrup,

  • Tellef Thorleifsson is appointed as new CEO for Norfund

    Tellef Thorleifsson

    Thorleifsson has more than 20 years experience as investor and he was one of the founders of the Northzone. "We are glad to have Thorleifsson on board" says Kristin Clemet, Chair of Norfund board.

  • Record high results in 2017


    Norfund presented a record high IRR of 9% (in NOK) since inception at the Norfund Finance Seminar today . For 2017 alone, the IRR was 14%. This shows the huge investment potentials that exist in developing countries.

  • Norfund seeks new CEO

    Norfund seeks new CEO as Kjell Roland has decided to resign after almost 12 years in the position.

  • USD 40 mill loan to Vietnamese bank

    AB Bank

    ABBANK has signed a senior loan agreement worth US$40 million with DEG and Norfund for on-lending to SMEs in Vietnam - particularly to women-run enterprises.

  • Electrifying rural areas in Myanmar

    solar panels

    IFC will be joining Norfund and Yoma Strategic Holdings Ltd. as investment partner in Yoma Micro Power. The aim is to to electrify hundreds of telecommunications towers and rural communities across Myanmar.

  • Kjell Roland leaves Norfund


    After almost 12 years in the position as CEO for Norfund, Kjell Roland has informed the Norfund Board that he wishes to resign.

  • "Believe in yourself, the rest will follow"


    Norfund's investee in Kenya, Asilia Africa, has established the only safari resort in the world run entirely by women. “With women, they will go the extra mile, " says camp manager Namshali.

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