Beyond simple support: Responsible business creates added value

develoPPP.de was set up by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) over 20 years ago to foster the involvement of the private sector in areas where business opportunities and development policy initiatives overlap. To this end, BMZ offers financial and technical support for companies that want to do business or have already begun operating in developing and emerging-market countries. The company is responsible for covering at least half of the overall costs.

At every stage, your company will work with one of the two official partners commissioned by BMZ to implement the programme on its behalf: DEG – Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.

As well as tailored advice, you will benefit from your partner’s regional market expertise all over the world and from access to local networks and policymakers.

develoPPP.de CLASSIC – Development partnerships with the private sector

BMZ can support your company’s innovative projects and commercial investments in developing and emerging-market countries provided that they offer long-term benefits for the local population.

Projects typically cover a wide range of sectors and themes – from training local experts and piloting innovative technologies and demonstration units to protecting value chains and improving manufacturers’ environmental and social standards.

You can submit your project idea to DEG or GIZ by participating in one of the ideas competitions held four times a year.

Target group
Companies with project ideas that offer potential development benefits and do not simply constitute an investment in their actual core business.

Funding
Between EUR 100,000 and EUR 2 million* of public funding on top of your company’s own contribution (≥ 50%)

Criteria
Minimum annual turnover: EUR 800,000
Minimum number of employees: 8
At least two years of audited financial statements

Term
Up to three years

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develoPPP.de VENTURE – for innovative business models in new markets

develoPPP.de VENTURE is designed to support investments by companies (including SMEs) that are keen to break into new markets with an innovative, pro-development business model.

The VENTURE funding model is currently in the beta testing phase and will be launched in 2020.

* BMZ provides greater support for selected projects that have the potential to deliver outstanding development benefits and, for example, involve activities in more than one country. In such cases, the company will be required to contribute over 50% of the total project costs.