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HQ office : Lisbon, Portugal
ADDRESS : Av. Casal Ribeiro, n. 14 - 4,
1000-092 Lisboa


Sociedade para o Financiamento do Desenvolvimento

SOFID – the Portuguese Development Finance Institution – was established in 2007 and joined EDFI the following year. SOFID is a Limited Liability Company (S.A.), 80,54% owned by the Portuguese State through the Treasury, 4,27% owned by Banco BPI, 4,27% owned by Novo Banco, 4,27% owned by Caixa Geral de Depósitos, 4,27% owned by Millennium BCP and 2,37% owned by Corporación Andina de Fomento. Its mission is to contribute to the sustainable development of the countries with less developed economies, linked with the general strategy for Portuguese cooperation and the Official Development Assistance. Portuguese interest is required for SOFID participation.

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Key Figures

Key numbers (end of 2022)


€4 million

in new annual commitments to 2 projects

€14 million

in total portfolio of 10 projects

Financial instruments




Investment focus

SOFID is geared to act in any developing and emerging country but focuses specifically on the following regions: Africa (Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, St. Tome and Principe, South Africa, Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia), Asia (China, India and East Timor), and the Americas (Brazil and Venezuela).

SOFID is mostly involved in the manufacturing, infrastructure, tourism and financial sectors.




Ministry in charge

Ministry of Finance

Ministry of Foreign Affairs