I Afrika sør for Sahara mangler 600 millioner mennesker tilgang til energi. 116 nye kullkraftverk er under planlegging i Afrika og Midtøsten for å imøtekomme det økende energibehovet. Om vi skal lykkes med å stanse klimaendringene, haster det med store investeringer i ren energi.
A newly published report, developed by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), explains and evaluates why DFIs use offshore financial centers (OFCs) and recommends how this best should be done in the future.
This week, Mozambique's president Nyusi visited Norfund's new investee, the Carthage papaya plantation. He was impressed and promised to "do what is needed to help the company grow".
Scatec Solar ASA, KLP Norfund and partners have achieved financial close for six solar PV power plants in Egypt totaling 400 MW.
DFID has decided to increase their capital contribution to the UK's Development Finance Institution, CDC, with an an amount similar to the full Norwegian aid budget for 2018.
In the budget proposal for 2018, the Norwegian Government proposes an aid budget that is bigger than ever before. This includes a 12,5% increased capital allocation to Norfund.
M-Kopa is a leading pay-as-you-go clean energy provider to low income off-grid homes in East Africa.
Today Statkraft and Norfund have closed an agreement to swap shares in their jointly owned international hydropower assets.
Norfund has established a joint venture with the Myanmar group Yoma Strategic to provide solar power solutions to telecoms towers in Myanmar.
Through 14% ownership in rAREH, Norfund will contribute to the development and operation of several new small-scale renewable power plants in Africa. Other investors in rAREH are the Nordic Development Fund, Germany’s KfW and Switzerland’s responsAbility.
A new development impact case study shows how the DFCU Bank has increased access to financial services for MSMEs in Uganda and contributed to more jobs.
Norfund's investee, Lake Turkana Wind Power, is identified as best example project in renewable energy, community engagement and alleviating poverty.
Norfund has made a loan investment to Nyama World Limited, a fully integrated beef production company in Malawi. All livestock are sourced, produced, processed and sold in Malawi.
Skal fattigdom utryddes, bør målet være flere investeringer i fattige land, ikke færre. Og nettopp det er Norfunds mandat.
En uavhengig forskningsrapport understreker behovet for investering gjennom tredjeland, men oppfordrer til mer åpenhet i bruk av slike såkalte skatteparadiser (OFCs) for investering i utviklingsland.
Norfund in Media
16.10.2017, La Tribune Afrique
03.07.2017 Daily news, kenya
26.06.2017 Dagens Næringsliv
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19.04.2017 Dagens Næringsliv
- Ber Norge trekke seg ut 23.03.17 Dagsavisen
Går glipp av muligheter (Roland i Energiteknikk.net)
Bistand mot fattigdom
14.12.2016, Vårt Land
En revolusjon i tenkning om bistand ( Norfund kronikk i Bistandsaktuelt og Vårt land)
Skal overvåke treplanting