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Danida Market Development Partnerships: The 2021 Application Round

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is pleased to launch the 2021 application round of the Danida Market Development Partnership programme.

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit globally, causing not only a health crisis, but also an economic crisis. The challenging situation in the developing countries asks for partners to respond with socio-economic recovery that focuses on inclusive job creation and green transition. With a focus on creating lasting jobs and income opportunities, DMDP is part of such a response. DMDP projects help create a foundation for vulnerable people to make a decent living.

The DMDP programme has launched a call for applications for additional funding targeting already existing DMDP partnerships.

The aim of the 2021 call is to enable the existing DMDP partnerships to test innovative solutions and activities which will allow the DMDP projects to become even greener, more sustainable and more impactful in support of the Danish Government’s green ambitions.

In parallel with this internal call, a process will be initiated to formulate a second generation DMDP partnership programme drawing on the lessons from the current DMDP programme. Subject to availability of finance and DMFA approval procedures, the new programme is expected to launch an open call for applications in 2022.

The overall purpose of a DMDP project is to catalyse local economic activity, market development and unleash business potential leading to employment and income opportunities in the Danish priority countries. DMDP brings commercial- and non-commercial actors together in commercially oriented partnerships to promote sustainable business, development and employment opportunities, contributing primarily to Sustainable Development Goals 8 and 17.

Sustainable growth is a key principle of the DMDP programme. The socio-economic recovery from the COVID-19 asks for an even stronger focus on green solutions to make sure that we are building back better and greener. 

Hence, in addition to the DMDP selection criteria (notably SDG8), the 2021 application round therefore gives preference to 'green' and innovative projects that help address environmental challenges, contribute to improved climate conditions, or has a focus on efficient use of natural resources. Green and sustainable transformation of the economies in the recovery post COVID-19 is a priority for Denmark.

Deadline for applications will be 20 September @ 13.00 CEST (Danish summer time). 

For more information on the DMDP programme and how to apply for support, please visit



Please be informed that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has engaged Nordic Consulting Group to handle the day-to-day management of the DMDP programme in the next five years. A dedicated website for DMDP has been established, which contain information and updates about the programme. Please visit the website of the DMDP Secretariat by accessing this link.

Please address any questions regarding DMDP to the DMDP Secretariat which can be reached at [email protected].




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