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Development Cooperation

Belgium strives for a peaceful and secure world where poverty is a thing of the past and where there are development opportunities for all. Our efforts therefore complement those of the international community to achieve sustainable development and a fair world. Read more about the Belgian Development Cooperation on www.dg-d.be


Cooperation programme

South Africa has been a partner country of Belgian Development Cooperation since 1998. Almost twenty years after the demise of apartheid, poverty remains one of the main challenges facing the country. Read more...



Scholarships and internships grants are an essential component of the Belgian development cooperation. Thanks to these scholarships the beneficiaries can strengthen their competencies and professional capacities, either through university studies (masters and PhDs) or through internships and study trips. Training is provided in the country of origin, in another partner country or in Belgium. Read more...


Presentation movie of the Belgian Development Cooperation