Tailor-Made Training (TMT) - Orange Knowledge Programme

Orange Knowledge Tailor-Made Training supports organisations in developing countries by training a selected group of staff.

The short group training courses are tailor-made to the specific needs of an organisation. They can also be used to train professionals who have a common training need, but who are not staff members of the same organisation. Specific target groups, such as marginalised groups, can receive tailor-made training, in a regional setting if needed.

Who is eligible?

For each Orange Knowledge Programme country there are focus areas. Only proposals in those focus areas will be eligible for funding. To be eligible for a Tailor-Made Training grant, the training course should focus on candidates:

  • who work at national and/or local organisations like ministries, secondary vocational or TVET institutions, universities, (small) private sector organisations, commissions or NGOs;
  • who have the nationality of or be resident and working in one of the partner countries;
  • who are in a position to apply the acquired knowledge and skills in practice.

Please check the requirements in the publication of the policy framework in the Staatscourant (in Dutch) or check the translation of the framework:

Translation legal policy framework Orange Knowledge Programme‌ (195.7 kB)

You can find more detailed information in chapter 3.

Organisational assessment

Organisations that submit a TMT application must meet certain requirements. We check whether you meet these requirements based on information you provide in a ‘Checklist of Organisational Capacity Assessment’ (COCA).

An approved COCA is valid for a maximum of 1 year and can be used for different applications. You don’t need to fill in a new COCA form for a new proposal if you still have a valid COCA form.

You can submit a completed COCA form throughout the year. We encourage you to submit the form well ahead of any application deadline.

Checklist Organisational Capacity Assessment (COCA) group training Orange Knowledge‌ (124.1 kB)

Submit your COCA form by email to okp@nuffic.nl referring to 'COCA'.

Types of courses and funding

There are Tailor-Made Training courses and Tailor-Made Training Plus courses:

  • Tailor-Made Training: courses with a maximum subsidy amount of € 75,000 and a maximum duration of twelve months; depending on the specific call, they can be held in all partner countries (see participating countries).
  • Tailor-Made Training Plus: courses with a maximum subsidy amount of € 400,000 and a maximum duration of 24 months; depending on the specific call, they can be held in ‘Full programme countries’ and ‘Compact + countries’ (see participating countries).


The Orange Knowledge Programme is a co-funding programme. This means that a contribution from the requesting organisation in the partner country is compulsory for Lower Middle Income Countries and Upper Middle Income Countries.

The percentage of co-funding (on top of the amount requested from the Orange Knowledge Programme) is not the same for all countries. Please consult the country focus document for more information:

Country focus document - Orange Knowledge Programme‌ (214.1 kB)

Procedure and open calls

An organisation from a partner country and a Dutch training provider must jointly formulate a training proposal and submit it to us online. A tailor-made training course must be conducted by a Dutch training provider. The training courses have to be in line with the Country Plan of Implementation or the Annual Plan for the country in question.

Open calls

TMT - deadline 21 March 2019

Call for joint proposals for Tailor-Made Training - Orange Knowledge Programme


Overview of open calls TMT+ - Orange Knowledge Programme

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Results from previous rounds

Reporting documents

Previously selected Dutch training providers need to submit a Narrative Report within two months after the training has finished:

All training courses

Format narrative report Tailor-Made Training Orange Knowledge‌ (131.2 kB)

Training with budget > € 25,000 – < €200,000

For a training course with a grant award budget of more than or equal to € 25,000, but less than € 200,000, training providers are required to include a statement of actual cost with the narrative report:

Statement of actual costs Orange Knowledge Tailor-Made Training‌ (107.2 kB)

Training with budget > €200,000

For a training course with a grant award budget of more than or equal to € 200,000, training providers are required to include a statement of expenditures with the narrative report (instead of a statement of actual costs).

For a training course that is longer than 18 months, training providers are also required to submit an additional narrative report, two months after the end of year 1.

Statement of expenditures group training Orange Knowledge‌ (40.8 kB)

Additional narrative report OKP tailor-made training (available soon)


Please contact us via email: tmt@nuffic.nl or call +31 70 42 60 260.

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