Why do we need development cooperation?
For people in developing countries, there is no easy way out of poverty. Even people with a job are not guaranteed a fair salary or good conditions. The best way to encourage development and fight poverty is responsible economic growth. Entrepreneurs, governments and knowledge institutes can stimulate economic growth through activities and projects. Emerging markets and developing countries also offer opportunities for Dutch businesses.
Funding development cooperation
Whether you are looking to finance an international project, a business idea or cooperation, we offer different funding options for your development ambitions. Our subsidies and programmes are open to organisations and institutions in and outside of the Netherlands. Find out more about the best options for you in our subsidy guide.
Development cooperation themes
Many organisations have already used one of our subsidies or programmes for their development cooperation projects. You can find examples and more information about these themes on the following pages: