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HQ office : Stockholm, Sweden
ADDRESS : Drottninggatan 92-94 P.O. Box 3286,
65 Stockholm


Swedfund International AB

Swedfund – the Swedish Development Finance Institution – was established in 1979 and joined EDFI in 1995. Swedfund is a Limited Liability Company (A.B.), wholly owned by the Swedish government. The Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation has the owner’s responsibility for Swedfund since January 1, 2015, but the Foreign Ministry has continued responsibility for relevant issues, development policies etc. Swedfund’s goal is to eliminate poverty by creating sustainable business in some of the world’s toughest and most promising growth markets. Swedfund also has an office in Kenya.

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Key Figures

Key numbers (end of 2017)


€64 million

in new annual commitments to 7 projects

€465 million

in total portfolio of 65 projects


Financial instruments

54% equity and quasi equity

46% loans

Technical assistance

€0.4 million

approved in 7 projects

100 %

government funding

Investment focus

Swedfund invests in countries which qualify for development finance per the OECD-DAC definition. Investment in low income countries and post-conflict countries should be a priority.

Prioritised sectors include manufacturing industry, the service sector, financial institutions as well as the energy sector.