Erlend Sigvaldsen

Erlend Sigvaldsen

Managing Partner

Key qualifications

Erlend Sigvaldsen has been partner in NCG since 1989, and his first assignment was a mid-term review of Grameen Bank. His educational background is finance and economics. Sigvaldsen has worked with all phases of development project/programme work, including identification, planning, design, feasibility, appraisal, evaluations, reviews and completion assessments. Clients include private companies, multi-/bilateral donors, ministries, NGOs and other civil society organisations.

Recent work includes:

  • Evaluations of all types, whether large multi-thematic assessments, or smaller specialised impact evaluations.
  • Business planning, investment analysis, industrial sector/value chain analysis, financial management and corporate planning
  • Design and planning of international projects, in particular within private sector development, small enterprise business creation, microfinance and development banking.
  • Education analysis, including policy development, evaluation, sector analysis/planning, impact assessments, and cost/financial analysis.
  • Pro-poor housing development, in particular within end-user finance solutions, like micro-mortgage structures.
  • Extensive experience with financial analysis, cost-benefit analysis, forecast models, and socio-economic appraisals.




  • Siviløkonom, NHH Bergen 1982. (MBA equivalent)





Thematic experienceTechnical Experience
• Private sector develepment • Evaluation/reviews
• Pro-poor finance • Project management and monitoring
• Entrepreneurship creation • Financial and investment analysis
• Education analysis • Sector analysis; public and private.



Country experience

Austria, Bangladesh, Bosnia, China, Croatia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Mongolia, Nepal, Norway, Pakistan, Palestinian Territories, Serbia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, USA, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe.



Language Reading Speaking Writing
English Fluent Fluent Fluent
Norwegian Native Native Native
French Basic Basic -
German Intermediate Basic Basic