Call for Project & Program Support: Enterprise Development for Jobs – NORAD

Closing Date: 5.9 2018. Under the grant scheme “Enterprise Development for Jobs,” the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation aims to support private sector development in developing countries.

The main objective is to contribute to job creation by stimulating to more, sustainable commercial investments. The secondary objective is to stimulate projects that increase access to renewable energy, thereby contributing to job creation and poverty reduction.

Grant Focus
This call is for projects that can start implementation during 2018 or the first half of 2019. The minimum grant size is NOK 500.000.

Grants may be provided in connection with project development that leads to job creation and investments. The grant scheme may fund activities related to the preparatory phase of an investment.

Grant Eligibility
Open to Norwegian and foreign private sector companies with ability to create new private sector jobs; or companies with demonstrable ability to increase access to renewable energy in developing countries.

Geographic Scope
Funding will be prioritized to projects in the eight focus countries for Private Sector Development, as defined in White paper nr 17 (2017-2018): Ethiopia, Colombia, Ghana, Indonesia, Malawi, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Tanzania

Projects in other developing countries eligible for Norwegian development assistance will also be considered. Among these, projects in low-income countries will be given priority. See list of eligible countries (in Norwegian).

Program Sectors

All sectors can apply. However, projects in the following sectors will be given priority:

  • Energy, defined as 1) renewable energy and 2) local suppliers of goods and services related to the oil and gas sector
  • Agriculture, including agro-processing
  • Fish and marine resources
  • Maritime sector
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT)