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Private Sector Investment programme (PSI). Seminar Amman October 2011 Arie Bijl, Project Officer PSI. This presentation:. What is PSI? What kind of projects? Examples Criteria Partners, Project and Impact How to start? Match Making Facility (MMF) Questions and Answers.

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Private sector investment programme psi

Private Sector Investment programme (PSI)

Seminar Amman

October 2011

Arie Bijl,

Project Officer PSI


This presentation

This presentation:

What is PSI?

What kind of projects?

Examples

Criteria

Partners, Project and Impact

How to start?

Match Making Facility (MMF)

Questions and Answers

>> Focus on international

business and cooperation


1 what is psi

1. What is PSI?

PSI = Grant for companies investing in emerging markets

By whom? Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Development Cooperation, implemented by NL EVD International.

Where? In 60 countries worldwide; 2012 Jordan,

Iraq, Tunesia and Algeria added to list; seperate

budget

Why? To stimulate local private sector development

by creating long term sustainable employment and

transfer of knowledge

>> Focus on international

business and cooperation


Psi schematic

PSI - schematic

Jo

NL

Joint Venture

50% PSI

grant

INVESTMENT

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business and cooperation


1 what is psi1

1. What is PSI?

Investment budget up to EUR 1.5 million

PSI finances 50% of the total project budget (grant); only eligible costs

Remaining 50% and non eligible costs is paid by the project partners

Budget consists of Hardware & Technical Assistance

PSI pays its contribution after achievement of prior

agreed results; advance payment possible

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business and cooperation


2 what kind of projects

2. What kind of projects?

Investment projects

All sectors: Agriculture, Industry, Services

Innovative: new to the country/sector (product or production method)

Pilot scale but commercially viable & scaled-up after PSI phase

Maximum project duration 30 months (36 months for agric. projects)

Measurable positive effects on the local economy (employment, income, environment, consumers, corporate social responsibility)

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business and cooperation


2 what kind of projects1

2. What kind of projects?

Coffee sourcing and processing in Yemen

Manufacturing dairy packaging materials

Cheese manufacturing

FFood stuff plastic packaging manufacturing

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3 criteria for partnership

3. Criteria for Partnership

Applicant is a Dutch company

Recipient is a Jordanian company

Companies have substantial economic activities and experience

Partners are financially sound and reputable (due diligence)

Project is in line with core business of the partners

Partners set up a long term cooperation (preferably a joint venture)

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business and cooperation


3 criteria for project proposal

3. Criteria for Project proposal

Project idea is clearly elaborated and new

Pilot scale

Thorough market analysis

Clearly defined results

Realistic project budget

Sound financial plan

Clear operational plan

Measurable positive impact on local economy

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business and cooperation


3 criteria on impact on local economy

3. Criteria on Impact on local Economy

Employment created

Follow up investments by consortium

Introduction of new technology or product

Transfer of knowledge (training)

Income effects and sound working conditions

Chain effects

No child or forced labour by supplier

Positive impact on position of women

Impact on the environment

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) !

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business and cooperation


4 how to start

4. How to start?

Find a (Dutch) partner

Two tenders each year. Per tender approx. EUR 2.4 million for 4 countries

The next tender deadlines:

February 2012

August 2012

Start of project after evaluation and

selection procedure

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business and cooperation


4 how to start1

4. How to start?

You have a project idea (innovative for your country)

Visit the website www.agentschapnl.nl/psi

Read the instructions and format for project application

Fill out and submit intake form (not obligatory)

Discuss your idea with a PSI project officer

In case of positive reaction: make application and submit complete application before deadline

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business and cooperation


Match making facility mmf

Match Making Facility (MMF)

Your bridge to the Netherlands and PSI

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business and cooperation


Match making facility

Match Making Facility

Why?- stimulate private sector in your country

How?- matchmaking of local companies with Dutch companies

What?- cooperation with a Dutch company with the intention of a

joint investment in your country

Cooperation could lead to PSI proposal, but not necessarily

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business and cooperation


Who can apply

Who Can Apply?

Applicant should:

be a local company (focus on SME´s)

exist 2 years or more

have a solid financial structure

have a good idea for cooperation

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How does it work

How Does it Work?

Step 1: Application

Download the intake form at Embassy website(economic affairs section)

Fill in completely and send to Embassy

Step 2: Screening

Embassy will screen your application

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Private sector investment programme psi

Step 3: Making the Match

Positively screened applications are forwarded to EVD

EVD will approach potential Dutch business partners

Step 4: Shaping the cooperation

If a match is made: you receive EUR 5,000 to hire a consultant

to further shape the cooperation.

Shortlist of pre-selected consultants with relevant expertise

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business and cooperation


What will the consultant do

What will the consultant do?

Quick scan for Dutch company

Visit program for you to the Netherlands (own expenses!)

Follow-up plan (short and long term goals)

Evaluation of the process so far

Your commitmentis vital for success!

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business and cooperation


When applying think about

When applying, think about …

…a well-elaborated business plan

…what partner you are looking for: give as many details as possible on the partner you are searching

3. …completeness: the more information you provide on your intake form, the better your chances for positive screening and matchmaking

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business and cooperation


In short

In Short

Trade relationship

EVDMatch Making Facility

Opening export market

PSI proposal

Send MMFintake formto Embassy

Business Plan

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business and cooperation


Thank you for your attention

Thank you for your attention!

Contact your project officer for Jordan:

[email protected]

Tel: +31 88 602 1460

or

Contact the Dutch Embassy in Amman on PSI and MMF

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