In addition to projects within the develoPPP.de CLASSIC framework the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) currently supports initiatives by privately owned companies that mitigate the economic as well as the health-related impact of the corona pandemic in developing or emerging countries.
Suitable projects can receive up to EUR 2,000,000 of funding, with the public contribution covering a maximum of 50 percent of the total costs. In cases of particularly high developmental relevance, projects close to a company’s core business may also be eligible for support within the COVID-19 Response framework. In these instances, the public contribution is up to EUR 200,000. In accordance with EU law on state aid, non-profit and public procurement, higher funding amounts may be possible in exceptional cases.
The measures to be supported are selected through special competitions. Currently, project proposals can be submitted until the 31st of March 2021.
Who can apply?
The programme is open for German and European companies as well as companies from developing or emerging market countries that:
- have an annual turnover of at least EUR 800,000
- have records of two operational financial years and
- are registered in the EU, a member country of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) or a country on the OECD DAC list
Click here for a complete list of the criteria.
From application to project
Interested companies can submit their project proposals for COVID-19 Response to DEG – Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft or Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) until the 31st of March 2021. In order to be able to clarify any questions at an early stage and to enable projects to start as quickly as possible, submissions are expressly encouraged before the application deadline. The incoming project proposals will be reviewed shortly upon receipt. If the decision is positive it will be further specified together with the respective implementing partner.
How others use the instrument
Since the start of the first two COVID-19 Response special competitions in spring and summer 2020 around 120 projects have been implemented (status: December 2020). Four of them are presented here in more detail:
Are you planning a project that mitigates the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in developing and emerging countries? Then send your completed application documents directly to develoPPP@deginvest.de or develoPPPde@giz.de. Regardless of where you submit your application, DEG and GIZ will work closely together to ensure that you get the ideal partner for your project.
Click here for a list of frequently asked questions.
Do you have further questions?
If you have any further questions about COVID-19 Response in the context of develoPPP.de or about your application, please contact the Agency for Business and Economic Development at +49 30 338424 765 or firstname.lastname@example.org or send your inquiry directly to DEG or GIZ via the email addresses states above.