De kracht van het Nederlandse ontwikkelingsbeleid is verdwenen

Oosten, C.J. van; Wildschut, R.


"The Netherlands has lost the strength of its international cooperation". This is stated by Cora van Oosten (Wageningen UR Centre for Development Innovation) and Rob Wildschut (Hivos), in their contribution to the online discussion of Vice Versa. They state that the ideas forming the basis for the new Dutch international cooperation policy are outdated, and have little content. The State's Secretary's most recent letter to the parliament shows a simplistic vision on international cooperation, and should be replaced by a better one, recognizing the achievements made by the international cooperation sector over the past 50 years, showing deeper insight in processes of global development, and real commitment to international solidarity.