Homogeneous Budget for International Cooperation
The Homogeneous Budget for International Cooperation (HGIS) is a separate budgetary construction in the central government budget which makes it possible to see at a glance the most important areas of Dutch expenditure on international cooperation each year.
A distinction is made within the HGIS between spending that meets the criteria for Official Development Assistance (ODA) and other, non-ODA spending on international policy. The Minister of Foreign Affairs coordinates foreign policy, and thus the HGIS.
Information about HGIS expenditure for 2012 and the government objectives financed with HGIS funds, followed by a table showing HGIS expenditure by policy theme, can be downloaded below.