Who we are

Enabel is the development agency of Belgium’s federal government

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Our main mission is to implement the policy priorities of Belgian governmental cooperation and to promote sustainable international development.

Collaboration with the Belgian government

The minister responsible for development cooperation draws up the governmental development programmes. The implementation of those programmes is entrusted to Enabel.

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Other assignments

Enabel also enhances the impact of Belgium in international development by carrying out assignments for Belgian and international commissioners (e.g. the European Commission, EU member states and development agencies, global funds, Flanders, the Brussels Region…).

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Sustainable Development Goals

The Belgian federal government may also rely on Enabel for implementing actions regarding society building, training and awareness raising, promotion of fair and sustainable trade and entrepreneurship, digital for development, innovative financing instruments, and other domains in view of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Our Strategy

Key partner of the Belgian government and Belgian expertise hub

Enabel is the key partner of the Belgian government in implementing its international development policy. As
an important actor in Belgium’s Foreign Affairs policy, Enabel plays an active role in the integration of various
Belgian instruments

Preferred partner to enable systemic change

The distinct approach adopted by Enabel makes it a preferred partner of partner country governments, institutions and civil society. Enabel’s comparative advantages lie in its flexibility, its neutrality, its network, its local expertise, its human-centred impact, its innovation and its capacity to bridge the gap between actions at the local level, the national level and the international level.

Double volume, triple impact

Our portfolio has progressively expanded to reach an annual 500 million euros, of which at least 50% originates with the Belgian State, thus significantly strengthening Belgium’s contribution to international development.

Beyond Aid

Enabel successfully evolved away from the traditional development aid system and the North-South paradigm to a new paradigm by pro-actively searching for new financing models which do not solely limit to grants. Besides traditional donors, partner country governments, private businesses and large foundations are among our clients

Specific domains of expertise and targeted geographical coverage

Enabel has developed expertise that is recognised worldwide and offers client-oriented solutions and support
in response to the major challenges encountered in Africa, Europe and the Middle East in 5 domains, namely: peace and security, climate change, urbanisation, social and economic inequality, and human mobility.

Model and cradle of entrepreneurship and innovation

Thanks to our diverse, competent, loyal, accountable and motivated international team, we are a cradle of entrepreneurship and innovation and a modern and future-proof organisation.

Enabel’s 2030 strategy

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