OECD Development Co-operation Peer Reviews: The Netherlands 2017

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The OECD’s Development Assistance Committee (DAC) conducts periodic reviews of the individual development co-operation efforts of DAC members. The policies and programmes of each DAC member are critically examined approximately once every five years. DAC peer reviews assess the development co-operation performance across government of a given member and examine policy, finance and implementation. They take an integrated, system-wide view of the development co-operation and humanitarian assistance activities and seek input from a wide range of stakeholders – civil society, parliament, private sector and partner countries.

This review assesses the performance of the Netherlands, including looking at its integrated aid, trade and investment policy focus, and its approach to partnerships.


The Netherlands' development co-operation delivery and partnerships

The Netherlands is seeking to add flexibility, ensure policy relevance, and seek synergies across portfolios in its budgeting and programming. However, the gradual shift away from the partner country, and towards themes and actors as the modus operandi, has affected development effectiveness – notably predictability, alignment and use of country systems – as well as overall sustainability. Risks are well analysed but not systematically managed or monito


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