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Danida Market Development Partnerships

The 2019 Application Round is closed. The deadline for submission was 09 August 2019.

More than 100 concept notes have been received and is now being studied in detail. The process of assessment of the received applications will stretch over the coming months with expected interviews of the partnerships behind the strongest applications in October.

DMDP promotes commercially oriented partnerships, which contribute to market development and promote economic growth and employment in developing countries.

DMDP has a budget of DKK 100 million in 2019. To be considered, the partnership must as a minimum include one international commercial partner and one non-commercial partner. One of the partners must be local. A non-commercial partner must send the application.


The point of departure for a partnership project is an innovative business idea driven by one or more businesses that conduct responsible business. The business idea must support local development and contribute to promoting SDG 8 (local economic growth and employment). This is achieved by combining knowledge, solutions and resources from companies, civil society organisations, business organisations, public authorities, and non-commercial partners. This creates more transformative development results and viable business.

Read more here.

Please address any questions regarding DMDP to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Department for Sustainable Growth and Employment (