Norfund is the Norwegian Investment Fund for developing countries. Our mission is to create jobs and to improve lives by investing in businesses that drive sustainable development.
Norfund is owned and funded by the Norwegian Government and is the Government´s most important tool for strengthening the private sector in developing countries, and for reducing poverty.
Norfund’s mandate is defined by the Norfund Act of 1997. The Act states that Norfund´s role is to assist in building sustainable businesses and industries in developing countries by providing equity capital and other risk capital.
Norfund helps to build sustainable businesses that would not otherwise be developed because of the high risks involved.