Partnership overview

Norway has been a member of African Development Fund (ADF) since 1973 and of the African Development Bank (AfDB) since 1982.

A Trust Fund was established in 2010 by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs with NOK 21 million (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 US $11 million to the Zimbabwe Trust Fund. This multi-donor Fund provides support to early reco-very and development efforts in Zimbabwe.

Norway contributed 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.


Ms. Karin Isaksson

Executive Director


Mr. Christian FOUGNER

Senior Advisor


Ms. Laureline PLA

Senior Ressource Mobilization Officer


Resource Mobilization & Partnerships Department