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Sustainable Development Goals Partnership - SDGP

Last checked on:
30 August 2023
Published on:
23 May 2018

Is your organisation a company, NGO or knowledge institute? Do you want to contribute to a sustainable world that includes everyone? Then, your project may be entitled to support from the SDG Partnership Facility. This programme is closed for now.

Consult our advisors

Do you have an innovative idea for an SDGP project? Consult our advisors; they are happy to help and offer advice. 


Sustainable development

The SDG Partnership facility (SDGP) helps achieve the following sustainable development goals in developing countries:

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

To reach these goals, we must work together. That is why SDGP works with public-private partnerships (PPPs) between government, businesses, NGOs and knowledge centres.

Public-private partnerships

Public-private partnerships focus on improving developing countries' water security, food security, and private-sector development in developing countries. We challenge businesses and social organisations to find innovative solutions together.

For example, yours could be a project that leads to a higher agricultural yield in developing countries using less raw materials, land, water and fertiliser. Another example is a project that contributes to local job opportunities and better working conditions, focusing on the position of women and young adults.


The available budget for the second opening call was €30 million. Subsidies were for at least €500,000 and at most €3 million per project.


Your public-private partnership (PPP) consists of a maximum of 6 partners, at least one of whom is:

  • an NGO or knowledge institute,
  • a company, and
  • a government organisation (we prefer local government).

The applicant must be a Dutch organisation.


The SDG Partnership facility is open to activities in:

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*, Moldavia,  Mongolia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, 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.

*10 bonus points for projects in the focus regions. 

Responsible Business Conduct

The project must follow the guidelines for Responsible Business Conduct (RBC). Remember the hardware subsidies and project management obligations during your SDGP project.

How to apply

This tender is closed now; you cannot apply for a subsidy. The application date for the second tender was between 15 November 2019 and 16 December 2019 at 15:00 CET.

Timeline second opening 2019

  • Applicants (Dutch organisations only) submitted their digital concept notes before 2 October 2019.
  • Applicants applied before 16 December 2019, at 15:00 CET.

All required documents for the application of the 2019 second SDGP call:

After your application

  • We only process complete applications received during a tender round.
  • We will let you know whether we approve your application within 22 weeks after applying.

Project management

Every year, the organisation that leads the project must report the progress to the Netherlands Enterprise Agency. We reimburse the subsidy contribution in predetermined instalments. Initially, all payments are advance payments. Read more about reporting on the Project Management page.

SDGP community

Are you an SDGP or FDOV project partner? Do you want to share knowledge and work together with other partnerships?
If so, please join our online community, where partnerships and advisors meet each other. It is the place for sharing knowledge, experience and results: Partners in Sustainable Development community.

Impact Accelerator

We offer the Impact Accelerator (IA) to new and current PPPs. With this activity programme, we facilitate knowledge exchange and the creation of new networks. Together with embassies, we plan training courses, networking meetings and webinars. Do you want to increase the impact of your SDGP network? Then, contact our advisors.

SDGP in practice

In the second tender round, the projects eligible for a subsidy are:

  • to develop sustainable and climate-resistant cultivation systems for small-scale farmers in Bangladesh;
  • to set up a nursery, model and private coffee farms in South Sudan;
  • to make the abaca value chain in the Philippines future-proof.

See our Development Cooperation Projects database for an overview of projects we carry out in development cooperation. You can filter by location, sector and programme, among others. You can also see an overview of all our SDGP projects.

PPPLab publications

PPPLab was a four-year action research and joint learning & support initiative. It was active between 2014 and 2018. It aimed to share the relevance, effectiveness and quality of Dutch-supported public-private partnerships (PPPs). PPPLab's mission was to gather and share knowledge and lessons from and on PPPs. This knowledge and lessons are valuable for improving implementation and policy. PPPLab's initiative focused on partnerships in the first rounds of the:

  • Sustainable Water Fund (FDW), and
  • Facility for Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Food Security (FDOV).

In our documents and publications library, you can find all PPPLab documents.

Communication and using logos

Cooperating partners that publish articles, videos, and projects can use our logo in their communication.

Good farming - good food

Positive impact bio-solutions

Laws and regulations

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has set up the programme with the Netherlands Enterprise Agency. Read more on the SDGP policy framework and Dutch Policy rules of the SDGP in the publications of the Government Gazette below:

Commissioned by:
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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