In 2019, the DA contracted three new projects for an amount of EUR 2.0 million in the health, and water sectors. In addition, five Dutch start-ups, the winners of Finture Solutions, were awarded EUR 625,000 in development capital.

A total of EUR 2.2 million was disbursed during the year. At year-end, the DA had 10 active projects in portfolio amounting to EUR 3.8 million. One additional proposal was approved in the last quarter of 2019 and is expected to be signed and disbursed in the first quarter of 2020.

The total fund capital of the DA I and II amounts to EUR 16.7 million of which EUR 6.9 million has been received for project development and reimbursement of management costs. EUR 7.0 million is still available until 2022.

Overview new projects 2019:

  • IFC Partnership on Health (Vietnam, Philippines)
    A strategic partnership agreement was signed in 2019 with the IFC to structure two public private partnership (PPP) projects for hospital facilities in Vietnam and the Philippines. The aim of the projects is to provide better quality healthcare for local communities in both countries.

  • Ruhengeri referral hospital (Rwanda)
    Development capital was provided to Dutch Health B.V. for the feasibility study of the reconstruction and re-equipment of an important referral hospital in Rwanda. The Government of Rwanda is committed to improving the quality of healthcare services for the population of Rwanda. The Ruhengeri Referral Hospital is the only secondary and tertiary health institute in the Musanze district, where approximately 400,000 people live. The development capital will be used for the preparatory work including the design and technical studies.

  • Naucalpan water treatment plant (Mexico)
    Funding will be provided to OAPAS, the water and wastewater utility of Naucalpan in Mexico. The project aims to substantially reduce the discharge of untreated municipal and industrial wastewater into the Hondo river, one of the most polluted rivers in the country. The development capital will be used for the technical engineering of the water treatment plant and environmental and social impact studies. The support will assist OAPAS in bringing a technically sound and financeable wastewater treatment project under a Public Private Partnership (PPP) model to the market where several Dutch wastewater technology companies are interested to participate in the project execution