The Nordic Development Fund (NDF)

The Nordic Development Fund (NDF) is the joint development finance institution of the five Nordic countries. The objective of NDF's operations is to facilitate climate change investments in low-income and lower-middle-income countries for mitigation and adaptation activities. NDF finances in cooperation with bilateral and multilateral development institutions through co-financing. The operations mirror the Nordic countries’ priorities in the areas of climate change and development.

The Fund finances the Nordic Climate Facility and Energy and Environment Partnership Trust Fund (EEP Africa), which funds projects that have a potential to combat climate change and reduce poverty in low-income and lower-middle-income countries. NDF financing is provided mainly for technical assistance and for investments.

Support provider 
Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden
Purpose of support 
Project and program implementation
Information on how to...

Understand steps to access
Access co-financing
Know what activities are eligible for support
Get the private sector involved
Climate objective 
Adaptation, Mitigation, Cross-cutting
Sectors and themes 
Disaster risk reduction, Nature-based Solutions and Ecosystem Services, Energy efficiency, Forestry and Land-Use, Health, Jobs, Oceans and Coasts, Poverty, Renewable Energy, Transport, Waste Management
Type of support provider 
Type of recipient 
Public entity at the national level, Public entity at the sub-national level, Public entity at the regional level, International organization, Private sector
Fund size 

EUR 410 million

Co-financing required 
Trustee or administrator 
Governments of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden
Contact information
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