Technical assistance for Dutch SMEs

Do you want to expand your activities in developing countries? The Dutch Good Growth Fund Technical Assistance (DGGF TA) provides additional support to businesses which embark on investment or export projects in developing countries.

What are the possibilities?

DGGF TA supports established companies and startups and is available in all 70 DGGF countries.

DGGF TA serves two purposes for the DGGF finance:

  • To minimise the risk of DGGF finance.
  • To boost the development cooperation impact of investments, so that they have greater success rates in terms of local employment, higher production and capacity and better transfer of knowledge.

Customised TA

We apply TA in a way that meets the needs of the entrepreneur. In doing so we take the scale of the investment or financial scheme  into account as well as the type of parties involved. In other words we provide customised TA.

We differentiate between the different stages in which a company finds itself. Thus we provide TA as:

  • Early stage TA prior to DGGF financing, for instance for market validation of investment preparation; or as
  • DGGF TA parallel to DGGF financing while the investment is being rolled out.

TA can be used for investment in a DGGF country (assets and working capital) and for import from a DGGF country: Supply Chain Finance. TA is available to startups as well as established companies.

TA for Start-ups

DGGF for Start-ups is a loan for Dutch companies which meet the EU criteria for startups. TA can be used in preparation of a starter's loan for market validation, at the stage when you still have to prove your commercial and technical viability on site or when you have to produce a Minimum Viable Product (MPV). This means you already have a prototype or beta version, have defined a product-market combination and/or have a thought-through plan on how to validate the market.  The TA helps you arrive at a financeable business plan with sustantiated financial prognoses.

Come and talk to us

Every company is different and starting a business in a DGGF country is a challenge. That is why we want to personally discuss your plans.
For more information about Technical Assistance or an appointment over the phone, please contact us via