Who can apply?

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? By doing business in developing countries and emerging markets, entrepreneurs contribute to economic and social improvements in these countries. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs encourages these developments and DGGF can help you! This page provides you with the possibilities that DGGF offers.

Investing Dutch entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs doing business in emerging markets and developing countries, often contribute hugely to economic and social improvements in these countries. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs encourages this.

Do you want to invest in one of the DGGF countries but are you unable to get financing from your bank? You can apply to the Netherlands Enterprise Agency for an investment of up to €15 million. DGGF supplements private investments by means of guarantees and direct financing with a repayment obligation, such as loans and equity investments in projects. More information. Or check in just 5 minutes whether your business meets the DGGF criteria.

Exporting Dutch entrepreneurs

Do you want to export capital goods to one or more of the DGGF countries? If so the Exporting Dutch entrepreneurs track has the following possibilities:

Exporters of capital goods
DGGF provides export credit insurance and export financing to exporters of capital goods. You can insure transactions up to €15 million worth with the DGGF to cover the cost of manufacture and payment risks when exporting capital goods. You can take out this insurance at Atradius Dutch State Business.

You may also be eligible for up to €5 million in suppliers' credit to customers in one the DGGF countries This is an option if your bank does not provide financial support for an export transaction. More information. Or check in just 5 minutes whether your business meets the DGGF criteria.

Exporters of consumer or other goods
Do you export consumer or other goods to developing countries or upcoming markets? Do you want to expand your business, but are unable to get funding from your bank? The Exporting Dutch entrepreneurs track supports Dutch export companies with guarantees and loans of up to a maximum of €15 million.

You can get financing to export goods to your local buyer. More information. Or check in just 5 minutes whether your business meets the DGGF criteria.

Import by Dutch entrepreneurs - Supply Chain Finance

Do you import goods from a developing country or upcoming market? Are you looking to expand, but are unable to get finance from a bank? Supply Chain Finance supports import by Dutch entrepreneurs with guarantees and loans up to a maximum of € 15 million.

You can get a loan for the purchase of goods from your local supplier. Under specific conditions, you can also get finance to help your local supplier in a DGGF country grow. Read more about Supply Chain Finance. Or check our interactive tool to see if you meet the criteria.

Technical assistance

Do you want to expand your activities in developing countries? The Dutch Good Growth Fund Technical Assistance (DGGF TA) provides additional support to Dutch businesses. TA is available to starters as well as established companies.

The objective of DGGF TA is to minimise the risk of DGGF finance and boost the development cooperation impact of investments. TA can be used for investments in a DGGF country (assets and working capital) and for imports from a DGGF country (Supply Chain Finance). Find out more about DGGF TA.

Intermediate financing of local SMEs

Local businesses find it difficult to get the financing they need. This means it is difficult to grow. This group is called the missing middle. These businesses have outgrown microfinancing but do not yet have access to regular financial services.

DGGF wants to expand financing opportunities for this so-called missing middle. Not by investing directly in local SMEs, this is much too difficult. To increase local SMEs’ access to finance, the DGGF invests in funds which in turn invest in businesses in the DGGF countries. The DGGF enlarges its impact by investing in intermediary funds that are better placed to reach local SMEs. This part of the DGGF is a 'fund of funds': it is building up a portfolio of intermediary funds that are catalysts for local economic growth. Greater access to finance enables local SMEs to grow and strengthens the financial sector in low- and middle-income countries. The DGGF has set specific targets for intermediary funds that invest in young or female entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs in fragile states. More information about Intermediate financing of local SMEs?