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Give your input to the upcoming Dutch Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Policy
March 1, 2018News
Give your input to the upcoming Dutch Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Policy

On February 22, 2018 the newly installed Dutch Rutte-III government opened an online civil consultation to feed into its upcoming policy brief that will guide Dutch Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation (FT&DC) in the coming years.
All (inter)national partners active in this field are warmly invited by Minister Kaag to share their ideas and knowledge. »

February 18, 2017Knowledge Portal
Addressing the challenges faced by rural youth aged 15 to 17 in preparing for and accessing decent work

This meeting report features the results of the expert meeting on Addressing the Challenges Faced by Rural Youth Aged 15-17 in Preparing for and Accessing Decent Work in 2016. The expert meeting contributed to the identification of feasible and effective policies and actions to enable rural youth in this age group to prepare for and access decent work. »

March 1, 2016Knowledge Portal
Governing food and nutrition security in food-importing and aid-recipient countries: Burkina Faso and Ethiopia

This working paper analyses to what extend development partners contribute to change in food and nutrition security policies in Ethiopia and Burkina Faso. The analysis of some policy-decisions shows the complexity of relations between aid and national the actors. The authors analyse how the multidimensional nature of food and nutrition security challenges is addressed in policy-making processes. The authors discovered that often FNS policies and institutional frameworks remain predominantly agricultural production-oriented. »

Debating the future of agriculture in Africa’s transformation
February 17, 2016Expert opinion
Debating the future of agriculture in Africa’s transformation

In 2015 INCLUDE attended two events of the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) on agriculture and development in Africa. The first was the Senior Policy Seminar ‘Agriculture in Africa’s Transformation: The Role of Smallholder Farmers’ held in Maputo, Mozambique on 26 and 27 March, which was hosted by AERC and the World Food Programme (WFP). »

Dutch private sector development policy into practice
July 21, 2015Expert opinion
Dutch private sector development policy into practice

In their blog “Improving the business climate in developing countries: a realistic goal or another Holy Grail?” at Ondernemen in Ontwikkelingslanden, Paul Engel and Bruce Byiers (ECDPM) reflect on the role of Dutch policy on entrepreneurship in developing countries. They state that overall the Dutch private sector development policy provides a promising framework for combining »