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SDG 7 Results: Access to renewable energy


This facility is closed. You can no longer apply for a subsidy.

SDG 7 Results contributes to access to sustainable energy for households in developing countries. This programme uses results-based financing. This means that SDG 7 Results only provides subsidies once projects have achieved the agreed results. We base the subsidies on the number of people who have gained access to renewable energy technologies and services.

Sustainable development goals

Together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, we use the SDG 7 Results programme to contribute to the sustainable development goals. SDG 7 Results contributes to:

  • SDG 1: no poverty
  • SDG 3: good health and well-being
  • SDG 5: gender equality
  • SDG 7: affordable and clean energy
  • SDG 8: decent work and economic growth
  • SDG 10: reduced inequalities
  • SDG 13: climate action.

SDG 7 Results aims

SDG 7 Results aims to give 2 million people in developing countries access to renewable energy. Its projects contribute to the following goals:

  • access to electricity in homes;
  • access to clean cooking in homes.


  • low-carbon climate-resilient development;
  • less gender inequality;
  • private sector development and employment, and
  • private investments in the renewable energy sector.


The available budget for the tender round in 2022 was €8 million. Subsidies were at least €250,000 and at most €2.5 million per project.

Programmes and projects

Through SDG 7 Results, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency carries out 26 projects in 9 countries.

On the website, you can find all SDG 7 Results projects that have started since 2020. This portal offers an overview of all official development aid (ODA) projects and programmes the Netherlands Enterprise Agency carries out. You can refine your search by using filter options such as country, sector and programme.

SDG 7 Results in practice

Read our SDG 7 Results user stories and watch these videos to get inspired.

Biodigesters in Bangladesh

Solar home systems in Senegal

Project Management

If we have approved your subsidy application and you are carrying out your project, please use our webform to notify us of any changes. If you plan to make important changes to the project, you need our approval before you make these changes. You must report the following changes as soon as possible:

  • Administrative changes
  • Organisational changes
  • Financial changes
  • Project region changes
  • Target group changes
  • Product changes.

SDG7 Results payment

  1. You will receive a payment after your organisation has achieved the measurable results agreed upon in advance. We will look at the number of households that now have access to renewable energy services as a result of your project activities.

  2. You can submit claims while carrying out your project. An independent party verifies the results before payment. Their input helps us decide on the payment.

  3. Applicants have some flexibility in how they achieve their results.

For more information on how we calculate the SDG 7 Results subsidy, see the calculation page.

Law and regulations

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency set up the SDG 7 Results programme. Learn more about the administrative rules in the Government Gazette publications.


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