An overview of the work we do in line with our government's goals for development aid and education.
Our work in global development
We create opportunities for strong and sustainable partnerships between Dutch and foreign education institutions.
Orange Knowledge Programme - Overview
The objective of the Orange Knowledge Programme is to contribute to a society’s sustainable and inclusive development.
Capacity Development Programme Lebanon
Our Capacity Development Programme in Lebanon contributes to the improvement of future perspectives of host communities and refugees in Lebanon.
The Dutch Training & Exposure programme (DUTEP) focuses on integrated urban water management in Indonesia.
MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP)
The MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP) offers scholarships to professionals for short courses in the Netherlands. It also has a Tailor-Made Training component.
‘TDECB’ is short for Tanzania Dutch Energy Capacity Building Project. This project aims to strengthen the capacity of post-secondary education and vocational training institutes.
NFP and NICHE
The succesful NICHE and NFP programmes were closed for new applications in mid-2017. Current NICHE and NFP projects will be completed by 2022.
Global development updates
Subscribe to our Global development programme updates on calls and deadlines of programmes like the Orange Knowledge Programme.
Information for Dutch institutions - MSP scholarships
Dutch institutions are responsible for the course offer and for recruiting and nominating suitable candidates for the MSP.
Information for Dutch embassies - MSP scholarships
Embassies determine which candidates are best suited for the MSP.
15 January 2019
In the first round of calls for institutional collaboration projects of the Orange Knowledge Programme, 13 projects in 9 countries were awarded with a total budget of 14 million euros.
4 January 2019
An inventory of institutional relations between the Netherlands and Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Malawi, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Benin and Cameroon.
12 December 2018
Agriculture is the backbone of Rwandese economy: about 70% of the population works in agricultural companies. But there are quite a few obstacles hindering the sector.