Dutch development cooperation policy

The Dutch government wants to promote sustainable economic growth in developing countries. And it wants to work towards global stability and security and to foster human rights. It can best do so by focusing on the fields in which the Netherlands itself excels, for example water management and food security.

Main themes of development cooperation policy

The 4 main themes of Dutch development cooperation policy are:

In each of these four themes, issues such as equality for women, the environment and climate play an important role.

International Public Goods (IPGs)

International Public Goods (IPGs) also play a major role in Dutch development cooperation policy. IPGs are international issues or goods that affect everyone, or goods that should be available to all. Clean air is an example. Everyone uses air and is affected by air pollution.