Skip navigation

Region-wide and cross-regional PPP programmes

 

1. Region-wide and cross-regional programmes

Sub-Sahara Africa South Asia South-East Asia Middle East North Africa Image Map
In this category , you can find PPP programmes which are available for all or most developing countries or one of the regions highlighted on the map. Note that amounts of financial support have been converted into approximate US dollar values; the original currency values are indicated in brackets, where applicable.

For a list of PPP programmes by specific countries, click here.




Target region/
countries
Programme
Eligible
businesses
Type of support/
partnership
Quick links

All or most developing
countries

(ODA Recipients)




Business Call to Action
(multi-donor)
national, regional and multinational companies of all sizes, that seek to contribute to development solutions
through their core business activities
  
- assistance in identifying
implementing partners
- limited technical
support in developing
initiatives
- signposting to funding agencies
 
 FAQs

Application Form


Contact Information
Business Partnership Programme
(ADA)
Businesses from Austria and the European Economic Area grant support: up to 50% of project costs, max. $277,000
(200,000 Euro) 
Funding and application details  
Business Partnerships
Programme

(UNIDO)
transnational companies technical advice in suppply chain development, access to information and communication technology for SMEs, and CSR  Contact information 
Concessional Credits
(Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
Finnish businesses exporting to developing countries - interest-free loans for exports of Finnish technology to developing countries when the technology has considerable favourable effects on development Guidelines for the preparation of feasibility studies
Cooperation Arrangements

(BMZ)

multinational, regional, or local companies in developing countries businesses share costs and risks of GIZ development projects  Interested companies should check with GIZ about opportunities in individual countries
Dutch Sustainable Trade Initiative (Netherlands MFA)

Companies in emerging markets and Western Europe cost-sharing in programme implementation, monitoring and evaluation; forging alliances between government agencies, companies, trade unions, NGOs for sustainable production and trade IDH Brochure

Contact information

Feed the future, Partnering for Innovation - Grant Facility (USAID) businesses from any country (nonprofit organizations, universities, and research institutions are also welcome to apply, esp. when working with business partners)
 - financial support (grants) to the testing or commercialisation of technologies that increase productivity and competitiveness of smallholders
 
Finnpartnership
(Finnish Ministry of
Foreign Affairs)
Finnish companies
- matchmaking between Finnish companies and local partner companies
- grant support in preparatory and implementation phases of a project (ranging from 30%-70% of expenses, with higher shares for Finnish SMEs and investments in low-income developing countries)
- advisory support
Matchmaking

Grant support


Advisory services

Contact information
Finnfund
(Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
Finnish companies
- long term risk financing for projects with the potential for profitable business
Finnfund in brief

Finnfund's financial instruments

Contact information

Global Development Alliance

(USAID)

large US or multinational companies  - private financial contribution to a development project (at least equal to that of USAID)
- technical assistance
- contributions in-kind
 
Introduction for companies interested in a public-private alliance with USAID

Annual programme statement (2012) (including qualifying criteria and application instructions)

Staff contact list
 
DeveloPPP.de:
Idea Competitions
(BMZ)
German and European companies  grant support: up to $267,000
(193,000 Euro)
Proposal assessment criteria 
DeveloPPP.de:
Strategic Development Partnerships
(BMZ)
German and European companies  and their subsidiaries
(with projects involving several partners or
several countries)
grant support: total volume at least $1 mio
(750,000 Euro)

Project criteria
Investment Cooperation Programme
(CIDA/DFAIT)

currently on hold
Canadian companies
- annual threshold revenue of $2 million
- investment in developing country must be worth $500,000  or more
grant support: Cost-shared contributions of 50%- 75% for agreed activities in the four phases of an investment; 
max. $260,000 (CAD 257,000) for extractive sectors and professional services, $583,000 (CAD 575,000) for productive sectors and $968,000 (CAD 955,000) for PPPs in infrastructure
Applicant's guide

Prequalification Application through the Virtual Trade Commissioner (VTC)

Programme advisor contacts
Local Cooperation
Funds
(Finnland Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

Businesses and their associations in developing countries - grant support to development projects
Interested businesses should checkfunding opportunities with Finnish embassies in individual countries
PPP for Decent Work
(ILO)
Companies and foundations
- financial or in-kind contributions by businesses
- exchange of knowledge and expertise
- advocacy and research collaboration

PPP for Decent Work brochure

Contact
Sustainable Trade Initiative/ IDH (Netherlands MFA)
Companies in emerging markets and Western Europe  - forging alliances between government agencies, companies, trade unions, NGOs for sustainable production and trade
- cost-sharing in programme implementation, monitoring and evaluation
IDH brochure

Contact Information
 
(Sub-Sahara) Africa
Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund
(multi-donor)
companies from any country
grant support: $250,000  to $1.5 mio

Proposal process


Funding windows


Contact information
Africa Facility
(BMZ)
Africa-based companies
grant support: up to 50% of project costs, max. $ 270,000 (200,000 Euro)
Africa Facility brochure
Food Retail Industry Challenge Fund
(DFID)
UK food retailers, or a retail brand with a share of the UK market or working in partnership with such an enterprise to implement the project grant support: up to $401,000 (£250,000), on a cost-sharing basis
Contact information
Responsible and Accountable Garment Sector Challenge Fund
(DFID) 
Private businesses and trade unions associated with labour conditions in the garment sector  (in most Sub-Saharan African countries)

$40,100 (£25,000) to $401,000

(£250,000),

on a cost-

sharing basis 
Currently, no further calls for grant applications are being considered.

Contact information
South/ South-East Asia
Business for Millenium Development Initiative
(AUSAID) 
Australian and multinational companies   brokering links between companies and NGOs to deliver development projects (in Asia and Pacific region)
Factsheet

Contact Information 
  Responsible and Accountable Garment Sector Challenge Fund
(DFID)
Private businesses and trade unions associated with labour conditions in the garment sector (in most low and lower-middle income countries in Asia)

grant support: $40,100 (£25,000) to $401,000

(£250,000),

on a cost-

sharing basis
Currently, no further calls for grant applications are being considered.

Contact information
Middle East and North Africa
Innovations against Poverty
(Sida) 
small to large international businesses  - grant support to technologies that help reduce poverty or fight climate change:  up to 50% of costs, max. $270,400
- advice on pro-poor business practices 
- guarantees
Contact