ABOUT RDF GHANA

WHO WE ARE

RDF Ghana LBG (RDF) is a development finance institution established to provide access to funds and capacity building services to Agriculture, Agribusiness and Renewable Energy.

RDF provides wholesale funds to a wide range of financial intermediaries for on-lending to Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).

Incorporated as a company limited by guarantee, RDF ploughs back its earnings to continuously support access to finance while leveraging on its funding to work with and partner other like-minded institutions.

The members (owners) of the RDF are the Government of Ghana represented by the Ministry of Finance and the Government of Denmark represented by the Danish Investment Fund for Developing Countries.

RDF is expected to be sustainable and grow in size and has the mandate to raise additional capital from Development Finance Institutions (DFIs).

OUR VISION

The vision of RDF Ghana LBG is to be a recognised Development Finance Institution dedicated to sustainable rural development in Ghana.

OUR MISSION

The mission of RDF Ghana LBG is to promote inclusive rural development by providing finance and technical assistance to Agriculture and Renewable Energy value chains.

OUR HISTORY

RDF Ghana LBG was birthed out of DANIDA’s desire to institutionalise a development finance organisation that will outlive Denmark’s transition from aid to trade in Ghana by 2020.

Over the years, DANIDA has supported access to finance and capacity development of Rural & Community Banks (RCBs), including the provision of wholesale funds as well as provision of loan guarantees through Universal Banks and Savings & Loans Companies. The seed money for the RDF was an amalgamation of all the revolving funds from DANIDA’s past engagements in the access to finance space within the private sector.

RDF’S THEORY OF CHANGE

RESPECT

We treat all equally and understand that others have a right to their opinions. We value the resources we use by practicing a good maintenance culture.

GREEN ETHICS

We are committed to personal and corporate practices that sustain the environment and expect the same of our stakeholders and beneficiaries.

CARE AND INCLUSIVENESS

We take a keen interest in the welfare of our stakeholders and equal opportunities for all.

INTEGRITY

We are guided by strong moral principles and uphold honesty and fair play in all of our dealings; we do not give or receive gifts to influence our work.

PROFESSIONALISM

We hold ourselves to high standards, strong work ethics, and objectivity in the conduct of business.

TRANSPARENCY

We stay accountable in our daily business through proper reporting and auditing. We adhere fully to policies and guidelines stipulated in our organisational manuals.