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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 2016)


€79 million

in new annual commitments to 7 projects

€429 million

in total portfolio of 97 projects

€94 million

in investment funds

Financial instruments

53% equity and quasi equity

47% loans

Technical assistance

€0.8 million

approved in 6 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.