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Invest in developing countries for long-term profits

Would you like to take your product to a new market?
Do you want to pilot an innovative technology or a demonstration unit?
Would you like to train people or suppliers to improve the quality of your products and services?
Do you want to raise the standards in your supply chain and are you seeking certification?
100 countries 150 experts worldwide Total funds EUR 443 million 2,000 partnerships

What we offer

Support of up to EUR 200,000 on top of your investment
Joint strategy development and implementation at local level
Experts with regional know-how and expertise
Established contacts to local governments and networks
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Your application for a development partnership

Check the requirements

Find out what criteria you have to meet to be eligible for funding.

Select a partner

Compare the three possible public partners and decide on an expert.

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Apply quickly and easily and get started on your project with your partner.

The right partner at your side

Depending on the nature of the cooperation, the industry or the investment project, select the ideal partner for your project. Benefit from their special expertise and long-standing experience in international cooperation.

Your partner for financing your project

sequa has advised the German private sector for over 25 years as part of international cooperation projects. Companies benefit from the network of chambers of commerce, business associations and educational institutions, as well as its expertise in practical vocational education and training and the training of skilled workers.

Your partner for financing your project

DEG has been successfully funding and supporting companies investing in developing and emerging countries for 55 years. Companies benefit from DEG’s financing and structuring expertise and entrepreneurial approach.

Your partner for technical cooperation in country

GIZ supports economic development and employment and works with companies to develop strategies for sustainable business development. Companies benefit from GIZ’s 50 years of experience in international cooperation and its contacts to governments, agencies and non-governmental organisations in some 120 countries.