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Partner countries are those with which the Netherlands has a bilateral development relationship. Around one quarter of the Dutch development budget currently goes to these countries.
These are the current grant programmes offered by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs; FLOW, PDP Fund against poverty-related diseases, Choices and opportunities fund, MDG Fund and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Fund.
FLOW is a new fund initiated by the Dutch Foreign Ministry to strengthen the rights and opportunities for women and girls worldwide. Minister for European Affairs and International Cooperation Ben Knapen has reserved 70 million Euros for this fund.
FLOW will focus on three priorities: security (including violence against women and UN Resolution 1325), economic empowerment (with an emphasis on food security, land, water and economic rights) and political participation. In these three priorities female leadership is seen as an important instrument.
The 29 July 2011 deadline for FLOW grant applications has passed, so no new applications will be accepted.
FLOW is a fund administered by the Gender Division of the Dutch Foreign Ministry's Human Rights Directorate
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PDP Fund against poverty-related diseases (2011-2014)
For the four-year period between 1 January 2011 and 31 December 2014, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has awarded grants from the fund for Product Development Partnerships (PDPs). The fund is available for the international development of medicines for poverty-related health problems not being produced commercially due to market failure.
A total of €70 million available from the fund for Product Development Partnerships has been allocated to the following recipients:
- Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative
- International AIDS Vaccine Initiative
- International Partnership for Microbicides (vaginal gel to prevent HIV infection)
- Aeras (TB vaccines)
- Sabin (hookworm vaccines)
- Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics
- PATH/Protection Options for Women (female condom).
A budget reservation has been incorporated into the grant decision for all awards.
Choices and opportunities fund
For the four-year period between 1 January 2011 and 31 December 2014, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has awarded grants from the Choices and Opportunities Fund. The fund was open to a number of international NGOs that have a strategic added value in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and HIV/AIDS.
A total of €40 million available from the Choices and Opportunities Fund has been allocated to the following recipients:
• International Planned Parenthood Federation (young people and sexuality)
• Population Services International (family planning)
• Ipas (safe abortion)
• International HIV/AIDS Alliance (harm reduction for drug users).
A budget reservation has been incorporated into the grant decision for all awards.
Standard Framework for Development Cooperation
The Standard Framework for Development Cooperation (Standard Framework) came into force on 1 January 2011. Programme tenders for Dutch and international civil society organisations can be issued based on this framework.
From 1 January 2011 the Standard Framework for Development Cooperation (Standard Framework) came into force. On the basis of this framework programmatic tenders for Dutch and international civil society organisations can be issued. If and when a programmatic tender is issued on a specific theme, country or region the relevant criteria and conditions will be published with reference to the Standard Framework. One cannot apply for the Standard Framework itself'.
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) aim to eradicate poverty, improve societies and ensure international stability. The Dutch government is committed to achieving them by 2015. The MDG3 Fund invests in projects that promote equal rights and opportunities for women and girls. The Fund supports 45 projects worldwide, with initially €70 million to be distributed between 2008 and 2011.
The projects are aimed at securing property and inheritance rights for women, promoting equality of employment conditions and equal employment opportunities, increasing women’s participation in politics and public administration, and stopping violence against women. The activities differ widely, but all were selected for their contribution towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2015.
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Fund
For the 3-year period between 1 January 2013 and 31 December 2015, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will award grants from the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Fund. Activities that are eligible for a grant, should focus on the 4 result areas for SRHR appointed by The Netherlands:
- young people know more and are thus equipped to make healthier choices about their sexuality;
- a growing number of people obtain access to antiretrovirals, contraceptives and other life-saving resources that promote good sexual and reproductive health;
- public and private clinics provide better sexual and reproductive care used by an increasing number of people;
- more respect for the sexual and reproductive rights of people who are currently denied these rights.
The Netherlands will work to achieve this by entering into partnerships with national governments in partner countries, with international and civil society organisations and with research institutions and businesses, to make cost-effective, life-saving interventions possible and to improve sexual and reproductive health and rights.
On 24 August 2012 the SRHR Fund was opened. A total of €125 million was made available for the SRHR Fund. The deadline for submitting proposals was October 12, 2012.
Appraisal procedure and distribution of resources of the SRHR Fund.
An explanation of the followed procedure and the distribution of available resources is described in the appraisal document.
On 29 and 30 November 2012 all applicants for grants have been informed via email and by post about the decision regarding their application. This concludes the SRHR tender.
Documents and publications
SRHR Grants Framework 2012-2015
Explanation of the assessment procedure and distribution of available resources.
Rectification question 48 - Last round of Q&A's SRHR Fund
Rectification of Question 48 (Last Round of Q&As published on 5 October 2012)
Questions and answers regarding the SRHR Fund - last round
Last round of Q&A's about grants from the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Fund. Please note: question 48 has ...
Order of the Minister for European Affairs and International Cooperation laying down administrative rules and a ceiling for for grants
Order of the Minister for European Affairs and International Cooperation of 6 August 2012 laying down administrative rules and a ...
Application form Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Rund
This model application form must be used by organisations wishing to apply for grants under the above-mentioned call for ...
Questions and answers regarding the SRHR Fund
Q&A about grants from the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Fund.
Letter to the House of Representatives on policy on sexual and reproductive health and rights, including HIV/AIDS
This letter from the Minister for European Affairs and International Cooperation sets out policy intentions in the field of sexual ...
Report on key issues affecting access to sexual and reproductive health commodities and options for future DGIS engagement
Finalisation of The Netherlands Reproductive Health Commodities Strategy
Report workshop on financial and technical support to the implementation of the South Sudan Health Sector Development Plan
The government of the Republic of South Sudan has developed the SS Development Plan and the Health Sector Development Plan and has ...
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- The development policy of the Netherlands
- Millenium Development Goals (MDGs)
- Partners in development
- Grant programmes
- Development cooperation in education
- Development Cooperation Matchmaking Facility