Mapping of major donor agency partnership funds and facilities

This page offers a directory of major donor-funded programmes that invite proposals from businesses (and other stakeholders) and award financial, technical and/or other support on a competitive basis to facilitate inclusive business operations and investments in developing countries.

 

 Funder(s) Programme name Eligible applicants Financial support Advisory support and technical assistance Linkages, local knowledge and networks
Australia DFAT, Denmark, DFID, IFAD, Netherlands African Enterprise Challenge Fund Companies from anywhere in the world investing in Africa Financial support (loans, matching grants) to project implementation
DFID,  Canada, IDB Compete Caribbean – Enterprise Innovation Challenge Fund for the Caribbean Caribbean companies Financial support (matching grants) for project implementation
Australia DFAT, DFID, Omidyar Network, Sida, USAID Global Innovation Fund Companies and other organisations from anywhere in the world Financial support (grants) for feasibility studies/ project testing;

Financial support (grants, loans, equity or hybrid capital) for project implementation and scaling

Technical assistance Brokering links w/ other innovators, funders or experts
Austria (ADA) Business Partnerships Programme Austrian and European businesses Financial support (matching grants; up to 50% of cost) for feasibility studies, project implementation  

Advisory support to project planning and implementation

Australia (DFAT) Business Partnerships Platform  Australian and international businesses and other organisations Financial support (matching grants) for project implementation Advisory support on the political and regulatory environment in target countries Brokering links w/ implementing partners and other stakeholders;

Providing information on the local business environment;

Support to policy reform in target countries

Canada (GAC) Canadian Int. Innovation Program
Canadian SMEs Financial support (grants) for support the development, adoption, and/or adaptation of technologies Brokering linkages with potential partners;

Providing local market information

Denmark (Min. of Foreign Affairs) Market Development Partnerships

 

Consortia of at least one business and one non-commercial partner  

Financial support (matching grants, up to 75% of cost) for project testing and implementation

Advisory support Local networks and knowledge of the business environment
Finland (Min. of Foreign Affairs)

Finnpartnership Finnish companies Financial support (matching grants, 30%-85% of cost depending on the target country) for feasibility studies and business plan development or project implementation  

Technical assistance/ advice during project implementation

Brokering links between companies
BEAM

 

Finnish companies Financial support (grants, up to 5-% of cost; loans) for innovation
Germany (BMZ)


DeveloPPP German and European businesses Financial support (grants, up to 50% of costs) to project implementation Technical assistance (cost-shared by partner companies) Brokering links with other stakeholders
PPP Fund for the Mano River Union Companies based in Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leone Technical assistance (cost-shared by partner companies) Facilitating policy dialogue in target countries
Japan (JICA) Proposal-based support Japanese businesses Financial support (grants) for feasibility studies
LuxDev Business Partnership Facility European businesses Financial support (grants, up to 50% of costs)
Netherlands (MFA)

SIB Matchmaking Facility Dutch start-up companies interested in investing in developing countries Facilitating links with business partners, funders etc
Dutch Good Growth Fund Dutch companies Financial support (loans, equity, guarantees)
Norway (Norad) Enterprise Development for Jobs Scheme Companies from any country Financial support (grants, up to 50% of costs)for  feasibility studies, project implementation Facilitating business partner search
Sweden (Sida)

Innovations against Poverty Local companies, or foreign companies partnering with a local company, in Cambodia, Ethiopia, Uganda, Zambia Financial support (grants, up to 48% of costs) to project implementation Advisory support
Public-Private Development Partnerships Companies from any country Financial support (grant, up to 50% of costs) to project implementation by a third party (e.g. NGO) Brokering links with other stakeholders
Switzerland (SDC and SECO)


REPIC Platform
Swiss businesses or other organisations Financial support (grants, up to 50% of costs) to project implementation Brokering links with other project partners
UK (DFID) Listing of funds open to companies (30 funds) See individual funds for more details Financial suppport  Advisory support 
US (USAID)

Global Innovation Ventures Companies (and other organisations) from any country Financial support (grants)  
Global Development Alliance  Companies or funds together with non-profit implementing partners from any country Financial support (matching grants) to project implementation via a third party (NGO)  

 

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