Partnership overview

Norway has been a member of African Development Fund (ADF) and African Development Bank (AfDB) since 1973 and 1982 respectively. It supported the 2010 General Capital Increase VI and ADF XIII replenishment. Norway’s pledge to ADF-XIII was worth UA 201.5 million (NOK 1.766 billion), which represents a 12% increase from its contribution to ADF-XII in UA terms. Norway’s burden share represents 4.6% of ADF-XIII.

Joint initiatives

  • 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 mobilisation.
  • 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.
  • Norway contributes US $11 million to the Zimbabwe Trust Fund. This multi-donor fund provides support to early recovery and development efforts in Zimbabwe


MrHeikki Tuunane
Executive Director
Tel: (225) 2026 20 20

Mr. Christian Fougner
Senior Advisor
Tel: (225) 2026 2664

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