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Network and partnerships

Do you wish to participate in a consortium of a public-private partnership? Or do you wish to export from a developing country to a European market? Netherlands Enterprise Agency supports you with national and international partnerships and networks.

CBI centre for the promotion of imports from developing countries

The Centre for the Promotion of Imports (CBI) from developing countries, contributes to sustainable and inclusive economic development in developing countries through the expansion of exports from these countries to Europe.

FMO finance company for developing countries

FMO is the Dutch development bank. FMO invest in over 85 countries, supporting jobs and income generation in order to improve people’s lives in the parts of the world where they can make the biggest difference. Their role extends beyond financing, as they help businesses to operate and grow transparently in an environmentally and socially responsible manner.

PMU Netherlands senior experts

PUM Netherlands senior experts is a volunteer organisation committed to the sustainable development of small and medium-size enterprises in developing countries and emerging markets. PUM offer practical expertise within the most important sectors of the economy, giving primary attention to producers and consumers. Personal attention and reliability are key qualities of their approach. Always with respect for humans, culture and the environment.

DECP dutch employers cooperation programme

The foundation Dutch Employers’ Cooperation Programme (DECP) is a public-private partnership established by Dutch employers and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2005 with the aim of strengthening the position of business member organisations in developing countries. Via DECP, Dutch employer organisations offer professional expertise to business member organisations in developing countries.

FNV Mondiaal dutch federation of trade unions

Mondiaal FNV is part of the FNV trade union confederation. Mondiaal FNV supports projects in over 100 countries located in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe through resources from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, of FNV and its affiliates.

CNV Internationaal

CNV Internationaal’s mission is to contribute to Decent Work in developing countries by applying the CNV principles of international solidarity, individual responsibility, social dialogue and pluralism. CNV Internationaal achieves this strengthening of the position of employees in both the formal and informal economy through strong social partners and by promoting sustainability in the chain.

Dutch embassies present in developing countries

Embassies and other diplomatic missions, such as consulates represent the government of a country in another (host) country. A government can help its citizens abroad through its foreign missions within limited possibilities.

Platform doing business in developing countries

Platform business in Developing Countries (OIO) is the platform for Dutch entrepreneurs who want more information about doing business in new markets. It is a joint initiative of VNO-NCW, MKB Netherlands, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency, NCDO and Partos.

Development cooperation through the EU, World Bank and UN

International cooperation is essential for global peace, prosperity and justice. Some problems – environmental pollution, climate change and wars – cannot be solved by one country alone. That is why the Dutch government gives international organisations support in the form of money, manpower and ideas. We call this multilateral cooperation. More than 35% of the Netherlands’ development budget goes to programmes run by:

Partners for International Business (PIB)

Partners for International Business (PIB) is a programma that supports groups of at least five businesses (usually SMEs) that are attempting to gain access to a foreign market together, in collaboration with the Dutch Government. The business case is set out in a covenant. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency supports entrepreneurs during the entire process of a PIB programme. For more information visit the PIB page.