Partnership overview

Norway has been a member of African Development Fund (ADF) since 1973 and of the African Development Bank (AfDB) since 1982. It supported the 2010 General Capital Increase VI and ADF XII replenishment. Norway’s pledge to ADF-XII was of UA 179,774,236* (US $269,517,534.61), which represents an 8 per cent increase from its contribution to ADF-XI. Norway’s burden share represents 4.396 per cent of ADF-XII.

Joint initiatives

  • A new Trust Fund was established in 2010 by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs with NOK 21,000,000 (UA 2.12 million or US $3.18 million). It is financing the Bank’s gender equality and women’s empowerment initiatives. It is also providing technical assistance in anti-corruption and results-based management.
  • In March 2009, Norway committed US $1 million to the New Multi-Donor Trust Fund for Governance. The Fund is currently supporting activities in the field of internal and external audit, procurement, tax and domestic revenue mobilization.
  • Norway contributes NOK 500 million (UA 48.4 million or US $72.56 million) to the Congo Basin Forest Fund (CBFF). Congo Basin is the world’s second largest forest. Congo Basin Forest Fund is hosted by the AfDB.
  • In 2010, Norway contributed US $5.5 million to the Zimbabwe Trust Fund. This multi-donor Fund provides support to early recovery and development efforts in Zimbabwe.
  • In 2011, the Bank and Norway Statistics signed an MOU to collaborate on statistical capacity building.


Mr. Heikki Tuunane
Executive Director, Norway
Tel: (216) 71 10 20 20

Ms. Elisabeth Birthe Larsen
Tel (225) 2026 2133

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