Development cooperation needs to become more effective and efficient. The Netherlands has therefore undertaken a fundamental review of development policy. It has decided to assist fewer partner countries while focusing on 4 spearhead areas in which the Netherlands can add special value.
- Trade and development cooperation
- Dutch development cooperation policy
- International Public Goods (IPG's)
- Doing business in developing countries
- Financing development cooperation
Sharper focus on snakebites
Development minister Lilianne Ploumen is supporting efforts to better protect people in developing countries from snakebites....
Global Goals key theme of World Bank’s annual meeting
The Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Lilianne Ploumen, will be in Washington, D.C., from 6 to 8 October...
Ploumen advocates fair purchasing practices for textiles
Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Lilianne Ploumen has called on clothing manufacturers and buyers in...
Ploumen to visit Bangladesh for textile conference and girls’ rights
Foreign trade and development cooperation minister Lilianne Ploumen will visit Bangladesh on 28 and 29 September. There she...
At Obama summit, Ploumen says promises must be kept
At the migration summit in New York this evening – an initiative of US President Barack Obama – development minister Lilianne...