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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. Swedfund is managed by the Swedish Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation. Its operations are financed by capital injections, for which the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs is responsible, and through reflows from the portfolio. Swedfund’s mission is to finance and develop sustainable businesses - a developed private sector with decent jobs contributes to stable communities and reduced poverty in developing countries. Swedfund also has an office in Kenya.

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Key Figures

Key numbers (end of 2018)


€97 million

in new annual commitments to 11 projects

€455 million

in total portfolio of 61 projects


Financial instruments

60% equity and quasi equity

40% loans

Technical assistance

€1.9 million

approved in 18 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 Energy & Climate, Financial institutions and Funds as well as Health.