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Target Countries and Expense Coverage

Eligible target countries are all developing countries listed as ODA recipients by the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Exceptions are those countries, against which the European Union or the United Nations have imposed sanctions. More information on sanctions can be found on Ministry for Foreign Affairs´ website and in EU´s document on Restrictive measures in force.  


Business Partnership Support covers 30 /50/ 70 % of the budgeted approved and incurred expenses depending on the size of the applicant company (SME/large) and the development status of the project target country.


The SME definition of a company is based on the European Commission recommendation of 2005.


An applicant is considered as SME and other small organization when:

  • number of employees < 250
  • annual turnover ≤ € 50 million or annual balance sheet ≤ € 43 million

In addition to the above terms, the company must fulfil the criteria of an autonomous entreprise. Additional information on the SME definition is available on EU's enterprise policy website.


*) Covers the OECD/DAC categories: least developed countries (LDC), other low income countries (LIC) and lower middle income countries and territories (LMIC)

**) Covers the OECD/DAC category upper middle income countries and territories (UMIC)


NB! Projects in which government funding exceeds 50 % need to follow public procurement regulations. By way of notifying Finnpartnership, the applicant can choose a 50 % support coverage, in which case the aforementioned regulations do not apply.
 
A lower coverage amount is applied if the project targets both upper middle income and low income developing countries.

Projects directed at upper middle income countries can be supported only if the project results in direct developmental effects in the target country. The list below lists the eligible project target countries as well as how much of the approved expenses can be covered with the Business Partnership Support.

Africa

Algeria

50 % - SME
30 % - Large company

Angola

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Benin

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Botswana

50 % - SME
30 % - Large company

Burkina Faso

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Burundi

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Côte d'lvoire

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Cambodia

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Cameroon

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Cape Verde

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Central African Republic

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Chad

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Comoros

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Congo, Dem. Rep.

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Congo, Rep.

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Djibouti

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Egypt

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Equatorial Guinea

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Eritrea

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Ethiopia

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Gabon

50 % - SME
30 % - Large company

Gambia

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Ghana

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Guinea

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Guinea-Bissau

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Kenya

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Lesotho

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Liberia

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Libya

50 % - SME
30 % - Large company

Madagascar

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Malawi

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Mali

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Mauritania

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Mauritius

50 % - SME
30 % - Large company

Morocco

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Mozambique

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Namibia

50 % - SME
30 % - Large company

Niger

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Nigeria

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Rwanda

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Sao Tomé & Principe

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Senegal

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Seychelles

DAC: Upper Middle
FP classification: 30/50 %

Sierra Leone

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Somalia

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

South Africa

50 % - SME
30 % - Large company

St. Helena

50 % - SME
30 % - Large company

Sudan

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Swaziland

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Tanzania

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Togo

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Tunisia

50 % - SME
30 % - Large company

Uganda

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Zambia

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Zimbabwe

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company
Asia

Afghanistan

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Azerbaijan

50 % - SME
30 % - Large company

Bangladesh

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Bhutan

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

China

50 % - SME
30 % - Large company

Georgia

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

India

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Indonesia

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Iran

50 % - SME
30 % - Large company

Iraq

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Jordan

50 % - SME
30 % - Large company

Kazakhstan

50 % - SME
30 % - Large company

Korea, Dem. Rep.

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Kyrgyz Rep.

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Laos

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Lebanon

50 % - SME
30 % - Large company

Malaysia

50 % - SME
30 % - Large company

Maldives

50 % - SME
30 % - Large company

Mongolia

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Myanmar

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Nepal

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Pakistan

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Philippines

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Sri Lanka

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Syria

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Tajikistan

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Thailand

50 % - SME
30 % - Large company

Turkmenistan

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Uzbekistan

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Viet Nam

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

West Bank and Gaza Strip

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Yemen

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company
Europe

Albania

50 % - SME
30 % - Large company

Armenia

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Belarus

50 % - SME
30 % - Large company

Bosnia and Herzegovina

50 % - SME
30 % - Large company

Kosovo (Serbia)

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Macedonia, Former Yugoslav

50 % - SME
30 % - Large company

Moldova

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Montenegro

50 % - SME
30 % - Large company

Serbia

50 % - SME
30 % - Large company

Turkey

50 % - SME
30 % - Large company

Ukraine

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company
North America

Anguilla

50 % - SME
30 % - Large company

Antigua and Barbuda

50 % - SME
30 % - Large company

Belize

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Costa Rica

50 % - SME
30 % - Large company

Dominica

50 % - SME
30 % - Large company

Dominican Republic

50 % - SME
30 % - Large company

El Salvador

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Grenada

50 % - SME
30 % - Large company

Guatemala

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Haiti

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Honduras

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Jamaica

50 % - SME
30 % - Large company

Mexico

50 % - SME
30 % - Large company

Montserrat

50 % - SME
30 % - Large company

Nicaragua

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Panama

50 % - SME
30 % - Large company

St. Kitts-Nevis

50 % - SME
30 % - Large company

St. Lucia

50 % - SME
30 % - Large company

St. Vincent & Grenadines

50 % - SME
30 % - Large company
Oceania

Cook Islands

50 % - SME
30 % - Large company

Fiji

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Kiribati

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Micronesia, Fed. States

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Nauru

50 % - SME
30 % - Large company

Niue

50 % - SME
30 % - Large company

Palau

50 % - SME
30 % - Large company

Papua New Guinea

70 % - SME 
50 % - Large company

Republic of Marshall Islands

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Samoa

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Solomon Islands

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Timor-Leste

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Tokelau

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Tonga

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Tuvalu

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Vanuatu

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Wallis & Futuna

50 % - SME
30 % - Large company
South America

Argentina

50 % - SME
30 % - Large company

Bolivia

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Brazil

50 % - SME
30 % - Large company

Chile

50 % - SME
30 % - Large company

Colombia

50 % - SME
30 % - Large company

Cuba

50 % - SME
30 % - Large company

Ecuador

50 % - SME
30 % - Large company

Guyana

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Paraguay

70 % - SME
50 % - Large company

Peru

50 % - SME
30 % - Large company

Suriname

50 % - SME
30 % - Large company

Uruguay

50 % - SME
30 % - Large company

Venezuela

50 % - SME
30 % - Large company