Our Strategy 2025, launched in April 2020, builds on past experience and lessons learned and is structured to further sharpen the strategic focus and our unique position as the joint, and only, Nordic climate and development finance institution.


At least 50% directed
towards adaptation projects

Country focus

At least 60% targeted
towards Sub-Saharan Africa


At least 50%
of financing with grants

The strategy will entail increased focus on adaptation financing and accelerating progress in gender equality.

More financing will be targeted towards Africa, and special efforts will be made to further engage with the least developed countries and countries in fragile situations.

NDF will use financing instruments flexibly and provide catalytic financing for both the public and private sectors for climate and development impact. 


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