Partnering for Green Growth (P4G)

Last checked on:
28 February 2024
Published on:
19 June 2020

Are you a startup company active in the food, water or energy sector, and do you want to contribute to the climate transition plans? Partnering for Green Growth (P4G) provides financial support and helps you to create public-private partnerships (PPPs) to achieve this.

What is P4G?

The Partnering for Green Growth funding programme clusters businesses, governments and social organisations in public-private partnerships (PPPs). Its goal is to stimulate green growth and climate transition plans. The partnerships want to advance startup projects and prepare them for investment. By doing so, they promote groundbreaking solutions to support the following sectors:

  • Climate-smart agriculture
  • Food loss and waste
  • Water resilience
  • Zero-emission mobility
  • Renewable energy

The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) coordinates the Dutch P4G National Platform for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This platform supports organisations, government agencies and social organisations contacting P4G's global network and PPPs.

P4G is an initiative of the World Resources Institute (WRI) and receives financial backing from the Netherlands, Denmark and South Korea.

For whom?

Partnering for Green Growth focuses on startup companies, businesses, NGOs, knowledge institutions, local governments and national and international government institutions.

Note: an NGO from a P4G partner country must be the lead administrator.

Financing and support

P4G assesses partnership proposals twice a year. Approved partnerships receive, on average, a US$ 350,000 startup grant. Additionally, P4G supports partners in pitching for investors and building partnership networks.

P4G network meetings

The funding programme brings partnerships together to share knowledge and extend their network. PPPs can introduce themselves to senior officials, investors, business leaders and heads of social organisations. P4G also helps you to extend your network via social media and news releases. On top of that, the programme allows you to speak at P4G events.

Every two years, one of the partner countries organises a P4G summit with network meetings and seminars. The event invites world leaders, investors, businesses and climate transition pioneers.


The projects and ideas must focus on green growth and climate transition plans in countries mentioned on the Official Development Assistance (ODA) list. Additionally, there must be a focus on at least one of the partner countries. Different conditions apply to businesses and organisations.

Partner countries

  • Colombia
  • Denmark
  • Ethiopia
  • Indonesia
  • Kenya
  • The Netherlands
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Vietnam

We expect that more countries will join P4G in the future.

Join a partnership

Do you want to be part of a P4G partnership? Please browse through our list of current partnership projects. You can also start and register a new partnership.

Commissioned by:
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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