At a glance

Building Prospects was established in 2002 by the Dutch government and FMO to drive private sector development and job creation in developing countries through investments in infrastructure. In poor countries, agribusiness is generally the most important sector and needs to be the driving engine out of poverty. Building Prospects supports investments in the broad agribusiness value chain. A strong agribusiness value chain needs access to energy and water, and also to logistics and transport. In addition, investment in climate change resilience and mitigation is critical. While there are still remaining legacy customers in the portfolio, Building Prospects no longer invests in non-renewable energy projects. Finally, Building Prospects will build a portfolio that actively takes into account gender equality.

  • 1 The figures provide a glance at the achievements of the BP portfolio. The direct jobs supported are results reported by the companies and funds within the portfolio. Indirect jobs supported are estimated by the Joint Impact Model. These are total figures, unattributed to the size of BP’s investment as agreed with the Dutch government. Beneficiaries reached and beneficiaries reached with access to renewable energy are also reported by the companies and funds but are attributed according to the share of total public financing. The figures shown do not include new investments from 2023, as the most recent impact data available from clients pertains to the reporting year that concluded in 2022.
  • 2 The calculation of the co-investments amounts is based on the OECD DAC methodology and is aligned with calculations made by external advisor. It includes only the commitments for mobilized finance in 2023.