The Development Bank of Namibia provides finance for viable enterprises and sustainable initiatives that contribute measurably to the development of Namibia.

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Guided by the conviction that our successes are resources for future generations, we take the long term view, and provide finance for enterprises and initiatives that will make a difference for years to come.

The Development Bank of Namibia fosters, empowers and finances bold new ventures. Whether large or small, a start-up or expansion, private or public sector, the Development Bank of Namibia generates success, innovation, growth and prosperity. The Bank provides finance for private sector start-ups and expansions, equity deals, bridging finance, enterprise development finance, trade finance, small and medium enterprises, public private partnerships, public sector infrastructure, local authorities, and bulk finance to responsible micro-finance providers. The DBN only finances Namibian participation in projects.

Projects are evaluated on the basis of:

  • Viability
  • Sound equity structure
  • Adequate security
  • Management skills, experience and participation
  • Environmental soundness
  • Employment creation
  • Income generation
  • Development of infrastructure
  • Diversification of economic activity

The Development Bank believes that good business, smart partnerships and good ideas are good for development. Its doors are open for firms with bold visions, sound business plans or excellent business proposals.