We help to grow SMEs in developing countries and emerging markets and create a positive impact on the economy, environment and society. Our experts volunteer to share their advice with local entrepreneurs. Together we strengthen the position of companies, their suppliers, and adjacent industries in the market.rn4:14rnWe were established in 1978 as PUM (Programma Uitzending Managers) by the Dutch employers association (VNO-)NCW. Since then, we have supported over 45,000 entrepreneurs. This was made possible in part with financial support from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.rnOur work is directly impacted by the global agenda as set out in the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and the priorities in official Dutch development cooperation. For more information, please read our annual report 2019, our financial accounts 2019 and our strategic plan 2017-2020.