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Finnpartnership

Finnpartnership's mission is to increase commercial cooperation and promote business partnerships between companies in Finland and in developing countries and hence help to achieve positive developmental effects in developing countries.

The Finnish Business Partnership Programme, Finnpartnership, provides advisory services for the business activities of Finnish companies in developing countries as well as financial support in the planning, development and training phases of a project. Actors can now easily acquire information on new business opportunities and business partners in developing countries. Finnpartnership provides its services free of charge.

Finnpartnership supports Finnish companies and organisations throughout the lifespan of their business projects by providing its own services or by directing companies in contact with the correct organisations offering internationalisation services.

Many Finnish businesses possess knowledge and expertise for which there is a demand for in developing countries and which present commercial opportunities. Finnpartnership supports feasible and commercially viable partnerships between companies in Finland and in developing countries with the objective to enhance economic growth, diversify the economy and exports, and reduce poverty.

Developing countries are the ODA recipients listed by the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) (OECD DAC list of ODA Recipients.pdf).

Finnfund is responsible for the management and implementation of the Business Partnership Programme on behalf of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland. Finnfund has over 30 years of experience in development financing in the target areas of the programme as well as an extensive cooperation network among international development finance institutions and companies in Finland seeking an international presence.