Organisations active in India

The Hague
Nederlandse Financierings-Maatschappij voor Ontwikkelingslanden N.V. - FMO (Netherlands Development Finance Company)
Anna van Saksenlaan 71
2593 HW The Hague
Tel:070 314 96 96
Fax:070 - 324 61 87

Postal Address:
P.O. Box 93060
2509 AB The Hague

The Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO) supports the private sector in developing countries and emerging markets in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Central and Eastern Europe. This support is loans, participations, guarantees and other investment promotion activities. The goal is to contribute to the structural and sustainable economic growth in these countries and, together with the private sector, obtain healthy returns. These returns make FMO a valuable risk partner.

FMO as a funding agency is active in some 40 countries in the regions of Africa, Asia, Europe & Central Asia and Latin America & the Caribbean. Per country, the role FMO is able and willing to play has been defined, and the products for which there is the greatest need have been identified.

FMO offers a full range of financial instruments for the benefit of private companies and financial institutions in developing economies. A mix of funding can be provided to meet the needs of individual projects.

FMO builds bridges between entrepreneurs and capital, locally as well as across frontiers, for sustainable development and healthy returns.

FMO is also active in India. For example in 2000, FMO and it's multilateral Washington-based counterpart, the International Finance Company (IFC), made a major equity investment in Sundaram Home Finance, a new Indian mortgage lender. This is a bank that provides long-term loans to private homeowners in Southern India. Projects in India where funds are made available under the ORET/MILIEV programme are also funded by FMO.

The ORET/MILIEV programme is designed to help generate employment, boost trade and industry in developing countries and improve environmental quality. The programme reduces the costs to developing countries of eligible projects through the award of grants for the purchase of capital goods, services or works from the Netherlands.

ORET/MILIEV is a grant programme within the Directorate-General for International Cooperation. The Netherlands Investment Bank for Developing Countries (NIO) which is a subsidery of FMO has been authorised to administer the programme in consultation with the Ministry of Economic Affairs.