Our purpose

Emerging countries have Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that require sustainable private sector solutions. But challenging contexts in these countries often discourage businesses from engaging…

This is why the TRAIDE Foundation develops more and better (Dutch) business in emerging countries. So that they can become the long-term driver for sustainable change.

Our vision

Sustainable development of emerging countries is accelerated by private-sector solutions.

Our mission

We empower the private sector to develop sustainable solutions for local development challenges.

Our way of working

National and international companies are the backbone of emerging economies. Therefore, TRAIDE develops partnerships and companies that contribute to positive socioeconomic development. Our in-country teams continuously spot, design, chase and establish impactful businesses.

  1. Diagnose

    Assessing local SDG challenges and extract business opportunities with local impact potential.

  2. Develop

    Linking the private sector to opportunities. We co-develop businesses that address challenges.

  3. Empower

    Forming consortia, supporting implementation and scaling, and address local business bottlenecks.

Local support is key
in emerging countries

We have local offices with diverse teams, strong networks and expertise, a ‘yes we can’ attitude, and the flexibility and stamina to adapt to national and international developments – all key ingredients for sustainable private sector development in emerging markets.

Let’s unlock the transformative power of impactful business together. We invite you to engage with us!

Meet our teams
Traide Netherlands
Traide Ethiopia
Traide Rwanda

“The 'Partners in Pellets' project wouldn't exist without the support of TRAIDE. Several partners have been brought together to provide clean cooking access to thousands of Rwandan households and reduce CO2 emissions.” - Jan de Graaf, COO BioMassters

A close collaboration

TRAIDE Foundation works closely with the Netherlands Ministries
to continuously align our activities to their objectives.

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Meet the team

Our team consists of 25+ dedicated professionals in Ethiopia, Rwanda and the Netherlands.
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