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Entrepreneurial targets and the development goals of Germany's Federal Government are frequently identical. has been set up by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) to support the commitment of the private sector for the benefit of individuals in development and transition countries.  is a programme of Germany´s Federal Government. It provides grants accessible by companies based in Europe whose entrepreneurial projects are linked with development objectives in development and transition countries.


Project costs will be shared between the company and the German Government.
The grant may amount up to a maximum of 50% of the total project costs, with a top limit of 200,000 EUR per project.
Funded projects mayhave a duration of up of three years.

Target Group

Eligible applicants are European (EU/EFTA) companies (or their owners) as well as their subsidiaries in the partner countries. (The European company must have a  share of at 25%.). It is also possible to set up a consortium (with additional companies in Europe or abroad, BMOs, NGOs, VET Centres, et al) that is operated by a European company.

Requirements for Applicants

The applicant companies must fulfill certain mininum requirements designed to guarantee the financial feasibility and sustainability of the project:

Wagen-green an annually turnover of EUR 1 million

a permanent stuff of 10 employees

Fabrik-green a track record of at least three years of ongoing business activities

Partner Countries

Development partnerships may be conducted in all developing and transitions countries which are included in the following list. Projects in the poorest development country will have a special priority.

Project Requiremens

Funded projects are orientated at the development policy reform of the BMZ. All projects must be distinguished by a clearly recognisable developmental impact and be both environmentally and socially compatible (evaluation criteria).

Projects should be

…designed in such manner that the contributions of the German government and the private sector complement each other and benefit both parties (complementarity).

…unfeasible without public (co-)funding,i.e. they may not have been started at the time of the application or, be required by law (subsidiarity).

…characterised by a clearly identifiable business purpose, i.e. projects that are exclusively non-for-profit are not eligible.

…embedded into long-term and sustained commitment of the company integrated in the development or transition country that extends beyond the project end.

…financial contribution at least 50% by the applicant (contribution of the private partner).

Are you interested? Then please send us your project proposal ! If you have any questions about the above-mentioned participation requirements, we will be happy to answer them.

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