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Development Cooperation

Find partnerships and funding, and get advice on your development cooperation project.

Why do we need development cooperation?

For people in developing countries, there is no easy way out of poverty. Even people with jobs are not guaranteed a fair salary or good living conditions. The best way to encourage development and fight poverty is responsible economic growth. Entrepreneurs, governments, NGOs and knowledge institutes can stimulate economic growth through activities and projects. Emerging markets in developing countries also offer opportunities for Dutch businesses.

Funding development cooperation

Whether you want 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 institutes in and outside the Netherlands. Discover your options in our subsidy guide.

Find a partner for your development project

It can be challenging to find the right partners for your project. Where to begin? You can find parties experienced in projects involving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through our external network. Find your partner via our network.

Get advice on your development project

Would you like to contribute to the SDGs? Do you have an innovative idea for a development project? Consult our advisors; they are happy to help you and offer advice.

Expand your international network

Do you want to develop your international network? The Dutch government has a worldwide economic network with over 150 embassies, consulates, trade offices, or NBSOs abroad. Expand your international networks.

We also offer an exclusive community group where partners in development cooperation can connect. Join our LinkedIn community Partners in Sustainable Development.

On AidData, you can find an overview of projects we carry out in development cooperation. You can filter by location, sector and programme, among others.

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