Financing of feasibility studies
DEG co-finances feasibility studies of German and other European companies, aimed at laying the ground for developmentally sound investments.
What are the requirements?
- The feasibility study's content is the preparation of a realistic investment project, which should be plausible in terms of successful implementation and profitability.
- The planned investment must have development relevance and dovetail with the overall concept for German development cooperation.
- The costs of the study must be commensurate with the costs of the planned investment.
- The study would not be carried out if public funding was not available due to the ensuing risks and costs.
Who can participate?
Small and medium-sized companies located and operating within Germany and the European Union with an annual turnover of up to EUR 500 million can deliver their proposals to DEG. Important is a firm investment intention, subject to a successful outcome of the feasibility study. The proposing company is capable on a professional level as well as financially to utilise the results of the study and to carry out the planned investment.
What has DEG to offer?
DEG provides a maximum of 50% of the costs for each feasibility study, but in any case not more than EUR 200,000. The proposing company bears a minimum of 50% of the costs for the study and is responsible for its orderly implementation.
Interested companies are asked to deliver their proposals for the co-financing of feasibility studies to DEG. For this purpose please use the documents provided here.
Where do the funds come from?
DEG uses funds from the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) for the feasibility studies.