31-October-2014

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Riding the wave of sustainable commodity sourcing : Review of the Sustainable Trade Initiative IDH 2008-2013

The Sustainable Trade Initiative focuses on internationally traded commodities like cotton, coffee, tea, cocoa and timber. This review looks at where the initiative stands after six years of support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

4-August-2014

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In search of focus and effectiveness : Policy review of Dutch support for private sector development 2005-2012

Private sector development became an increasingly central focus of Dutch development policy from 2010 onwards. The international literature about bottlenecks in private sector development states the importance of a stimulating investment climate for the private sector. But what is known about the results of the Dutch policy? This policy review is looking into the results of the Dutch development policy on private sector development.

4-August-2014

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Good things come to those who make them happen : Return on aid for Dutch exports

Since 2000, the share of developing and emerging countries in Dutch exports has increased from less than 5% in 2000 to almost 11% in 2012. This study shows that aid has contributed to the growth. Each euro of Dutch bilateral aid produces a EUR 0.70–0.90 return in terms of increased exports, leading to a value added for the Dutch economy of about EUR 0.40–0.55 for each euro spent.

16-February-2010

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Peer Review of the Evaluation Function at the Belgian Federal Public Service of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation

This report presents the findings of a Professional Peer Review of the evaluation function at the Federal Public Service of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Belgium.

3-October-2005

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Aid for Trade - An Evaluation of Trade-Related Technical Assistance

‘Aid is just a recipe for permanent poverty’, wrote President Museveni of Ugandain the Wall Street Journal (November 6, 2003), arguing that ‘The only way we canbreak out of this vicious cycle of poverty is through trade and export-led growth.’Is he right?