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19.6.2014

The focus of this call was particularly in Africa and on inclusive green growth.

Altogether 96 pre-qualification proposals were submitted by Nordic organisations with their partner organizations in developing countries in response to the fourth call for proposals under the heading “Inclusive green growth projects contri

18.6.2014

NDF has approved a EUR 4.0 million grant financing to support the Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative (ESCI).

NDF will in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank provide new support to the Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative (ESCI).

11.6.2014

IDB blogs feature IDB-NDF partnership on climate change.

"As the joint development finance institution of the five Nordic countries, the NDF’s commitment to facilitating climate change investments in Latin America and the Carribean is a testament to the region’s importance as

10.6.2014

26 students embark on 5-month geothermal training course.

NDF participated in the official launch of the 2014 Geothermal Diploma Course on 6 June in El Salvador. The event is organised by the National Energy Council, University of El Salvador, and the geothermal company LAGEO.

28.5.2014

NDF participated on 26 May 2014 at the Geothermal Donor Collaboration Meeting in Reykjavik, Island. The meeting was hosted by the African Union Commission (AUC) and the Icelandic Development Agency (ICEIDA).

The meeting gathered representatives from appropriate ministries within the East Africa Rift Valley countries, the donor community and private power producer to discuss geothermal development in Africa.

22.5.2014

The signing of the agreement took place in connection with the AfDB Annual Meeting in Kigali, Rwanda on 22 May 2014.

Mr. Aly Abou-Sabaa, Vice-President in the African Development Bank and Mr. Pasi Hellman, Managing Director of the Nordic Development Fund, signed an agreement on NDF support to the ClimDev Special Fund hosted by AfDB.

19.5.2014

NDF and the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF, part of the Inter-American Development Bank Group) and other counterparts are financing the project that is the first of its kind in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The project aims to introduce and develop a commercially viable biogas market that will improve the incomes, livelihoods and quality of life of rural farmers and their families in Nicaragua.

15.5.2014

NDF continues to raise general awareness on integrity issues

NDF is committed to working proactively to prevent fraud and corruption in its operations, and the co-operation with other IFI’s within this area has been intensified in recent years.

12.5.2014

The new Host Country Agreement between the Government of Finland and NDF has been approved by the Finnish Parliament and accepted by the President of the Republic of Finland and has entered into force on 11 May 2014. The agreement was signed 15 October 2013.

As international organizations such as NDF do not fall under any national legislation, a number of matters of both principal and practical nature are settled by an agreement between the organization and the host country.

8.5.2014

NDF visited the Secretariats of the Nordic Council and the Nordic Council of ministers to exchange views on how NDF is being active in the area of promoting climate change related issues in developing countries.

The Nordic Council has recently recommended to the governments of the Nordic countries that they should intensify political dialogue b

22.4.2014

The SLoCaT Partnership on Sustainable Transport is a global multi-stakeholder partnership of over 80 organizations that promotes sustainability in the transport sector.

The SLoCaT newsletter for April-June 2014 mentions three recent projects co-financed by NDF and Multilateral Development Banks.

14.4.2014

This review summarises and analyses the progress made by NCF during 2013.

The Nordic Climate Facility (NCF) provides grant financing to encourage and promote technological innovations in areas susceptible to climate change in low-income countries.

3.4.2014

The Nordic Climate Facility (NCF) team has reviewed the 94 pre-qualification applications received for the fourth call for proposals and 26 applicants have been shortlisted.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to present a full proposal. The final applications shall be submitted to NCF by early May. The detailed guidelines and templates have been provided to the shortlisted applicants.

28.3.2014

In its latest article SciDev.net provides a portrait of NDF through interviews with partners and NDF management.

SciDev.net is a leading source of news, views and analysis on information about science and technology for global development. To read the article, please visit:

28.3.2014

The significance of NDF and IDB Group collaboration is highlighted in the new partnership report.

NDF-IDB collaboration goes back to 1991 and at present NDF works with all institutions in the IDB Group which is composed of the Inter-American Development Bank, the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) and the Multilateral Investment Fund

27.3.2014

The Zambian Government will receive support for planning a climate resilient transport sector through a project co-financed by NDF.

An agreement between Minister Alexander B.

26.3.2014

Read about NDF’s activities during 2013 in the newly published Annual Report.

You can download the report as PDF-file or it can be read directly online at the special NDF library at

25.3.2014

NDF hosted an event where Ellis Juan from the Inter-American Development Bank discussed the Emerging and Sustainable Cities Initiative (ESCI) in Latin America with Nordic experts on development and climate finance.

Latin America is undergoing rapid urbanization and in 2014 more than 80% of the population are living in cities. This development trend creates tremendous challenges on individual cities.

24.3.2014

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) invites members of the climate and development community to participate in a web chat on gender and climate finance at 8:30pm on 25 March in North America EST (-5 GMT) / 12:30am on 26 March GMT / 8:30am on 26 March in Manila.

NDF is co-financing a project titled Gender and Climate Finance in the Mekong region with ADB. According to its strategy NDF supports projects that address gender equality and climate change.

19.3.2014

Read about NDF's recent events and activities in the newly published newsletter

Read about Mr Aly Abou Sabaa's view of NDF and African Development Bank cooperation, the Transport Day 2013 seminar and the new projects of NDF in NDF Newsletter 1/2014

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