Are you doing business in an emerging market or a developing country? Or do you represent an investment fund that invests in businesses in such countries? Are you in need of assistance when it comes to arranging funding? The Dutch Good Growth Fund (DGGF) can help you!

By providing finance and insurance through the DGGF-programme, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs creates the conditions to development related trade and investment in 68 countries. This website provides you with all the relevant information about DGGF: the story behind the fund, who can apply for funding, the application criteria and what DGGF has achieved so far.

Check whether your business meets the DGGF criteria!

Use this interactive tool to check whether your business meets the DGGF criteria in just 5 minutes. Or fill in one of the Quickscans:

For whom?

DGGF targets Dutch SMEs that do business abroad and Intermediary Funds that invest in local SMEs.  

1. Dutch SMEs

DGGF supports Dutch SMEs that do business in developing countries and emerging markets by providing tailor made services. In doing so, DGGF offers services to SMEs that either want to export to or invest in these countries.

2. Intermediate financing of local SMEs

Are you managing an investment fund that aims to increase access to finance for local SMEs? DGGF encourages investment funds targeting local SME markets to share their proposals. Learn more about the possibilities offered to Investment Funds for local SMEs.

Additional information

Contact details

Call: +31 070 379 80 00

(Monday - Friday, 8.30 AM - 5.00 PM CET)

Or send an email.

DGGF helps Ethiopian fish farm grow

Africa Sustainable Aquaculture (ASA) has used its granted loan from the Dutch Good Growth Fund (DGGF) to purchase and assemble ponds and cages for farming tilapia fish in Ethiopia. Through its investment and exports,  ASA will contribute to food security in Ethiopia. In the video below, entrepreneur Alwin Quispell explains how he was able to use the Dutch Good Growth Fund (DGGF) to take advantage of the opportunities he saw on the Ethiopian market.

DGGF Jordan: Intermediate financing for local SMEs

Sanadcom, the first and only fully dedicated SME lender in Jordan, is able to finance around 156 SMEs thanks to a DGGF loan. Many of these companies are owned by young entrepreneurial women. Sanadcom also provides loans to migrants who need a better chance to start a business in Jordan. In this video, we show the role DGGF plays in Jordan and what results have been achieved through this programme.

DGGF invests in local funds

Soko produces innovative and ethically responsible jewelry and accessories from sustainable materials in Nairobi, Kenya. By financing a local investment fund, the scale expansion of production could be achieved, so that Soko Jewelry can now also meet the demand from foreign customers.