At a glance

The Development Accelerator (DA) was established in 2017 by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and is managed by FMO NL Business. The core activity of the facility is to support Dutch businesses or project sponsors (public or private) to develop high impact projects with a Dutch interest in the agri-food, water, energy, enabling infrastructure and health sectors in emerging markets. The facility co-finances the project costs needed to advance early-stage projects. The DA, with its broad mandate, also provides capital support for Dutch start-ups with innovative solutions for societal challenges in emerging markets that create positive impact on the SDGs.