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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, yours 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 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

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 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 project: Bridging the digital knowledge gap in Kenya

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 SDGP 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.

Communication and using logos

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