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SDGP: Sustainable Development Goals Partnership

Temporarily closed

Is your organisation a company, NGO or knowledge institute? Do you want to contribute to a sustainable world which includes everyone? Then, your project may be entitled for support from the SDG Partnership Facility. This programme is closed for now. You cannot apply at this moment.

Consult our advisors

Do you have an innovative idea for an SDGP project? Consult our advisors, they are happy to help you and offer advice. Send an email to our advisors with your ideas.

Sustainable development

The SDG Partnership facility (SDGP) helps to 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, it is necessary to work together. That is why SDGP works with public-private partnerships (PPPs) between government, businesses, NGOs and/or knowledge centres.

Public-private partnerships

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

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

SDGP in practice

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

  • to develop sustainable and climate resistant cultivation systems for small-scale farmers in Bangladesh;
  • to set up nursery, model and private coffee farms in South Sudan;
  • to make the abaca value chain in the Philippines future-proof.
On AidData you can find an overview of projects that we carry out in the field of development cooperation. You can filter on location, sector and programme, among others. Find a list of the already selected SDGP projects on the SDGP background page.

SDGP funding

The available budget for the second opening call is €30 million. You can apply for a subsidy of at least €500,000 and at most €3 million per project.

Participation requirements

On the SDGP apply page, you will find the conditions for public-private partnerships, the CSR guidelines for SDGP and the SDGP country list.

Project management

Every year, the organisation that leads the project must report the progress to the Netherlands Enterprise Agency. The subsidy contribution is reimbursed 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 the SDGP Facility platform. This online community is where partnerships and our advisors meet each other. It is the place to be to share knowledge, experience and results: We share knowledge together.

Impact Accelerator for public-private partnerships

Is your organisation part of a public-private partnership (PPP)? Is your organisation working on development goals? And do you want to increase the impact and innovative power of your partnership? If so, build your network and exchange knowledge. How? Through the Impact Accelerator (IA) programme.

Increasing impact

Public-private partnerships are a way to improve water and food security. They also improve private sector development in developing countries. This is a modern approach to achieve development goals. We are organising extra activities to support these partnerships. With these activities, we aim to increase the impact of the following programmes:

  • Sustainable Development Goals Partnership Facility (SDGP)
  • Facility for Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Food Security (FDOV)

Sharing new developments

Each year, we offer a programme of activities known as the Impact Accelerator. We develop this programme alongside the ongoing SDGP and FDOV projects. This means we can start new developments and adapt the existing approach.

Customised activities

To find out which activities our partners need, we ask embassies, partnerships and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for help. Activities vary from webinars and events to training courses or developing a publication to share knowledge. We carry out the activities in cooperation with partners, for example:

  • To research the effects of drip irrigation for small-scale farmers. This is part of various FDOV and SDGP projects. In cooperation with Wageningen University & Research;
  • To advise on measuring the impact of food-security projects on nutritional value. In cooperation with the Netherlands Working Group on International Nutrition;
  • To teach partners about effective partnership management and how their partnerships work. It also gives them a chance to inspire and encourage each other. In cooperation with the Partnership Brokers Association.

For IA results, reports and presentations, visit our community page: We share knowledge together.

Do you have a proposal?

If your PPP has a proposal for an activity, please contact our SDGP advisors at
Proposed activities must be in line with one or more SDGP themes, for example:

  • nutritional value,
  • value chains,
  • work and income for youth and women,
  • circular economy, and
  • gender and climate.

Laws and regulations

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


1. Concept note

Applicants (Dutch organisations only) submitted their digital concept note before 2 October 2019.

2. Applying for the subsidy

On 16 December 2019 15:00 CET, this tender closed. You will find the guidelines and other documents on the apply page.

SDGP Themes

Proposed activities must be in line with one or more SDGP themes, for example:

  • nutritional value,
  • value chains,
  • work and income for youth and women,
  • circular economy, and
  • gender and climate.