Who we are
Enabel is the development agency of Belgium’s federal government
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.
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…).
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.
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
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.
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 strategyRead it
Learn more about our vision, missions, and values.
More information on the legal framework we operate within, our management and control bodies.
Management & control bodies
Learn more about our integrity policy or contact our integrity desk.
Enabel has a duty to ensure the safety and security of staff and their families abroad.
Staff safety and security
Within the borders defined by Enabel’s legal framework our strategy details our ambitions and strategic positions.
Enabel is the Belgian Development Agency, implementing Belgium’s governmental cooperation. The Agency also implements actions for other national and international organisations. Together with its partners, Enabel provides solutions to urgent global challenges – climate change, urbanisation, human mobility, peace and security, social and economic inequalities – and to promote global citizenship. Find out more.