New foreign trade & development cooperation policy the Netherlands

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.

In a new policy document for foreign trade and development cooperation Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Sigrid Kaag will set out the main policy points for the years ahead. The policy document is being developed and assessed through targeted consultations and dialogue with Dutch and international experts, including in this internetconsultation.

You can download the two documents here: