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SDGP Partnership - SDGP

Is your organisation a company, NGO or knowledge institute? Do you want to contribute to sustainable development goals in developing countries in a public-private partnership? Then, your project may be eligible for support from the SDG Partnership Facility.

The SDG Partnership facility (SDGP) aims to help 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)

These are key goals which cannot be solved by one party. That is why the SDGP works with partnerships between government, businesses, NGOs and/or knowledge centres. Partnerships are capable of aligning interests and bridging differences so that major steps can be taken towards attaining the SDGs.

SDGP projects

On AidData you can find a full overview of projects that we carry out in the field of development cooperation. You can filter on location, sector and program, among other things. Find a list of the already selected SDGP projects on the SDGP background page.


During the second tender, public-private partnerships (PPP) can submit projects that contributes to one or more of the following focus areas:

• Nutritional value;
• Sustainable value chains;
• Sustainable and climate resilient food production systems;
• Better work and income for youth and women.


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

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

• NGO or knowledge institution,
• company, and
• government organisation (we prefer local government).

The applicant must be a Dutch organisation.


The SDGP programme is open to activities in the countries included in the SDGP country list.


1. Concept note

The applicant (Dutch organisations only) can submit their concept note in digital form up to and including 1 October 2019. Do you want to be sure of a consult? Then, submit your concept note by 8 September 2019 at the latest and you will receive oral advice from us if your proposal meets the entry requirements. We cannot guarantee a consultation after 8 September 2019.

The concept note can be found below under downloads at the bottom of this page. Please fill in the form and submit it via the apply button. Within four weeks, you will receive a notification in response to your concept note with a CN number. You will need this number when you submit your subsidy application when the tender opens.

2. Applying for the subsidy

You may submit your subsidy application for the second tender between 15 November 2019 and 16 December 2019 15:00 CET. Please note: you will need a CN number (see step 1) to apply. When filling out your application form, please include the mandatory documents. You can find the formats for the required attachments and guidelines on the apply page.

Take note: Netherlands Enterprise Agency uses eHerkenning (eRecognition) level 2 or 2+ for both steps of the application. If you do not have eRecognition, apply for it online via the eRecognition website. Remember to take into account that it will take at least 3 working days to receive your eRecognition token.


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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.

Impact accelerator

In addition to supporting projects, SDGP also offers program-wide activities. These activities aim to increase the impact, innovative strength and visibility of public-private partnerships (PPPs).

For the new and current PPPs there is the Impact Accelerator (IA). With this activity programme we facilitate knowledge exchange and the creation of new networks. In close consultation with embassies, we plan training, networking meetings and webinars. Do you want to know more about IA? Then, contact our advisors.

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 publication of the Government Gazette below: