FMO is the Dutch development bank

Since 1970 we have been a driving force behind investments empowering local entrepreneurs in emerging markets. We believe in a world in which, in 2050, more than 9 billion people live well and within the means of the planet’s resources.

We invest with the aim of enhancing local prosperity in places where this is needed most. We focus on the private sector in the following three industries: Energy, Financial Institutions and Agribusiness, Food & Water. In these markets we empower entrepreneurs to build a better world. We take risks that the commercial sector is not willing to take.

Our role extends beyond financing, as we challenge businesses to meet high international standards regarding the welfare of people, corporate governance and the environment. These businesses in turn create jobs, decrease inequality and improve climate. We have a strategy that aims to be your preferred partner to invest in local prosperity.

FMO has its head office in The Hague, the Netherlands with a local office in Johannesburg, South Africa.