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 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, which funds projects that have a potential to combat climate change and reduce poverty in low-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...



1
Understand steps to access
2
Find a co-financing partner
3
Know what activities are eligible for support

4
Get the private sector involved
Climate objective 
Adaptation, Mitigation, Cross-cutting
Sectors and themes 
Ecosystem adaptation, Energy efficiency, Forestry and Land-Use, Renewable Energy, Transportation, Waste management, Disaster risk reduction, Health, Jobs and Livelihoods, Poverty
Type of support provider 
Multilateral
Type of recipient 
Public entity at the national level, Public entity at the sub-national level, Public entity at the regional level
Fund size 

EUR 1 billion

Co-financing required 
Yes
Trustee or administrator 
Governments of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden
Contact information 
http://www.ndf.fi
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