develoPPP is one of the programmes offered by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) to promote collaboration with actors in the private sector.
Since January 2024, all programmes are operating under the umbrella brand Partners in Transformation. This new title emphasises the partnership between the private sector and development cooperation, with the shared goal of achieving a social and environmental transformation in BMZ’s partner countries.
The programmes work with companies, trade unions, chambers of commerce, associations and other interest groups.
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New ideas competitions launched
Funding within the framework of develoPPP is decided in the course of regular ideas competitions. Until March 31, interested companies (develoPPP Classic) and start-ups (develoPPP Ventures) can apply to receive support for suitable projects that promote the socio-ecological transformation.
Selected focus topics
Sustainable supply chains: Towards more sustainable production worldwide
For a growing number of consumers, the sustainability of products is of central importance. This challenges companies to enforce even stricter oversight of globally interconnected supply chains while facilitating compliance with international standards by their suppliers. At the same time, this offers a major opportunity – both for the companies themselves and for the people in developing countries and emerging economies. Do you want to increase transparency and sustainability in your supply chain?
Digitalisation: Digital transformation in developing countries and emerging markets
In order to keep pace with global competition, technology companies need to develop their solutions even faster and scale them into new markets. At the same time, digital know-how and innovations present a major opportunity for developing and emerging countries to strengthen their individual economies and generate sustainable growth. Your company is aiming to introduce an innovative technology in a development-related field or to improve the digital skills of workers in a developing country or emerging market?
Gender equality: Seeing diversity as opportunity
By specifically addressing gender aspects, companies in developing countries and emerging economies can act as important role models. At the same time, they can respond to the growing demand of their customers and shareholders for fairly manufactured products. Are you seeking to improve the economic situation for women in your supply chain, mainstream gender aspects among your suppliers or facilitate access to development-related products for women?