Written by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands/Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl)
11 April 2019

Date of effectiveness: 15.06.2015 to 15.06.2020 (prolongation considered)

Develop2Build (D2B) is a Government-to-Government programme. It offers governments in 37 developing countries and emerging markets direct assistance in setting up infrastructural projects. The projects aim to have a positive impact on people, the environment and society. Develop2Build targets the development phase of precisely this type of public infrastructure, thereby improving the local business climate and stimulating private sector development.

Develop2Build funds projects in the following sectors: food security, water, climate, sexual and reproductive health and rights. Develop2Build projects must have a demonstrably positive effect on society. They must mitigate negative effects on the environment by adhering to the highest ESIA (Environmental and Social Impact Assessment) standards.