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Netherlands Enterprise Agency: Seeking Applications for SDG Partnership Facility (SDGP)

Netherlands Enterprise Agency: Seeking Applications for SDG Partnership Facility (SDGP)

Deadline: 17 December 2018

Is your organisation a company, public institution, NGO or knowledge institution? And do you want to cooperate in a public-private partnership in order to contribute to sustainable development goals (SDGs) in developing countries?  If yes, then apply for SDGP to get support for your project.


With the SDG Partnership Facility (SDGP), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in cooperation with the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) as the executor, aims to contribute to the achievement of various sustainable development goals (SDGs) in developing countries:

  • SDG 2 (ending hunger)
  • SDG 8 (decent jobs and economic growth)
  • SDG 17 (partnerships for the goals)

These are key goals which cannot be solved by one party. That is why the SDGP works with partnerships between government, businesses, NGOsand/or knowledge centres. Combining the expertise of these parties is essential for finding innovative solutions to complex challenges. Partnerships are capable of aligning interests and bridging differences so that major steps can be taken towards attaining the SDGs.

SDGP Focus Areas

The SDGP programme is a far-reaching facility. A major part of the SDGP are the subsidy tenders. The first tender is aimed at stimulating private sector development and improving food security in developing countries through public-private partnerships (PPPs).

Projects contribute to one of more of the following focus areas:

  • creating better labour conditions and efficient working procedures (better work and income as well as increased production);
  • reducing malnutrition;
  • promoting economic growth in the agricultural and fisheries sector;
  • creating sustainable and ecologically sound food chains;
  • increasing private investments in developing countries.

Budget Information

The available budget for the first opening call is €35 million. Applicants can apply for a subsidy of at least €500,000 and at most €3 million per project.


In the first call, PPPs can submit project proposals with one of the following themes:

  • Nutrition value
  • Efficient value chains
  • Circular economy – agri-sector
  • Better work and income for youth and women

Eligibility Criteria

  • Partners
    • Applicant’s PPP consists of a maximum of 6 partners of which at least 1 Dutch organization, 1 local organization, 1 NGO or knowledge institution, 1 company and 1 government organization. A local government organisation is preferred.
  • Countries
    • The SGDP programme is open to activities in the countries included in the SDGP country list (mentioned below).

Program Phases

The SDGP programme consists of three consecutive phases:

  • Project development – Applicants send in their project idea (Concept note).They will then receive follow-up advice from an RVO advisor on their project idea.
  • Subsidy application – Applicants submit their project proposal together with the subsidy application, after which RVO.nl will assess their application.
  • Implementation and follow-up – After an official approval, applicants may carry out the project with the support of RVO.nl.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via given website.

Eligible Countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Chad, Colombia, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Morocco, Moldova, Mongolia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestinian Territories, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia.

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