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Unlock the potential
of African markets


Tailor-made funding and consulting services

We help you to extend your business potential - with tailor-made, individual solutions. Together with you, we develop sector-independent and demand-oriented projects, so-called training and job partnerships, in order to overcome your investment obstacles and create sustainable employment.

For this purpose, we unite the strengths not only of businesses but also of academia and public administration in order to jointly find sustainable solutions: with a comprehensive range of support services, we assist you from the initial idea through the development right up to the successful implementation of your project. Alternatively, we might grant subsidies for employment-promoting investments.

The objective of Invest for Jobs is to unite the strengths of the various players within the framework of the Special Initiative on Training and Job Creation in order to jointly find sustainable solutions and successfully implement your investment project.

Our advisory and financing services at a glance


Advice and support for employment-generating business development

Business & Invest Lab - Working together to overcome investment obstacles

Focus: A wide range of services – from expert advice, technical studies, contacts and matchmaking to implementation support.

At the Business & Invest Lab we develop projects in Germany and in the partner countries together with German, European and African companies in order to remove concrete obstacles to investment through training and job partnerships - and thus, contribute to the creation of training and employment in the partner countries. We offer you tailor-made solutions from the various instruments of the Special Initiative on Training and Job Creation.

From the idea to the development up to the concrete implementation of the project, we will support you in the realisation of your employment-effective business project, for example in the form of:

  • Advice on expert topics and general conditions
  • Technical studies
  • Contacts and matchmaking
  • Complementary financing, for example for inter-company training or to strengthen local suppliers

We also help with the design of training measures, the establishment of sustainable value and supply chains, efficient logistics processes and matters relating to customs clearance.

Development partnerships through develoPPP for jobs

Focus: Development partnerships between businesses and the public sector with the aim of promoting employment

develoPPP for jobs is aimed at promoting employment. It was designed specifically for and is financed by the Special Initiative on Training and Job Creation. Its rollout began in January 2019. develoPPP for jobs is part of, a programme funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) that promotes development partnerships with the private sector. The programme has been successfully implemented for many years and thus has a wealth of experience in the cooperation with companies.

Companies are expected to make an adequate contribution of their own. The programme offers European and African companies from almost all sectors the opportunity to work together on a wide range of subjects and is thus highly flexible.

Funding per project: 100,000 euro to 2 million euro public contribution

Alliance for Product Quality in Africa

Focus: Consulting with a key emphasis on quality infrastructure

In the Alliance for Product Quality in Africa, institutions with expertise in quality infrastructure work together with companies active in Africa to improve the quality of locally produced products, so that they can be exported internationally. We follow a co-creation approach: Together we identify concrete challenges and develop tailor-made solutions.

The aim is to establish a network for product quality and to strengthen the capacity of companies to comply with qualitative and legal requirements in order to facilitate access to international sales markets.


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Financial support for your project

Starting in the first half of 2020, the investment facility “Investing for Employment“ of KfW Development Bank will provide funding for companies, non-profit organisations and public partners to overcome obstacles to investment, for example for

  • construction and equipment of training centres
  • investments in IT
  • access roads
  • improvement of electricity supply
  • improvement of the local supply industry

The facility provides grants through calls for proposals for employment-enhancing investments, accompanying advisory services and the set-up of investments, such as environmental and social impact assessments. This will remove barriers to creating of additional and better jobs in the private sector.

Generally, funding is made by means of competitive call for proposals on the basis of transparent funding criteria. The project partners are expected to make a substantial contribution.

Funding per project: 1 million euro to 10 million euro

Please click here for further information regarding the Investment Facility and its current Call(s) for Proposals

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Get in touch with us

You are interested in a cooperation and would like to realize a project idea? Then use our contact form or send us an e-mail to We will be happy to help you free of charge and without any obligations.


Our experts review your project

Our experienced consultants analyse your project and identify possible investment obstacles. We advise you on the individual funding options and make our network available to you.


We further develop your project and implement it cooperatively

Upon request, our consultants will support you in concretizing and implementing your project. Jointly, we can develop a long-term strategy at the interface of business and international cooperation.


Get the ideal financial support

If additional funds are needed, we offer financial support for your project or investment.


Enter the project implementation with a strong team

International teams of the implementing organisations accompany you with advice or directly on site during the implementation of your project.


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