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Development Cooperation

Development cooperation stands for a fair, just and sustainable world for all. Read more about the impact, stories and results here.

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Whoever you are, wherever you live, we all live together in one world, with many common interests. We want to be healthy, feel safe, live a decent life and pass on our earth to future generations.

Every human being has the right to the same fair opportunities for a good life and a liveable earth. Unfortunately, many people do not get those opportunities now. Because our times bring great challenges. Challenges that are interconnected and affect us all. Poverty, climate crisis, migration, oppression. In the process, we see that people in other countries often have a particularly difficult time. Together, we want to change that!

The power of cooperation

The challenges are greater than ever, but we believe in the power of cooperation. That is why we take action together for less poverty, more justice and a better climate. Everyone in the Netherlands can actively contribute. In your own way. As an individual, through the choices you make as a consumer and through your political voice. Or through supporting social movements or expert development organisations.

With years of knowledge and experience, we as Dutch development organisations, together with our partners, achieve tangible results that give hope for the future. With better living conditions for people and opportunities for nature.

From the Netherlands, we can further increase our impact in the world if we work together. With citizens, government, businesses and science. Because together we are strong.

Join us! For a fair, just and sustainable world.

The impact of development cooperation

Development cooperation stands for a broad package of activities, policies and strategies to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). And with results! Globally, poverty has been halved since 1990. As a result, fewer people are malnourished, more are educated and employed. Meanwhile, 90% of children in poor countries attend primary school. Malaria and tuberculosis have been halted. And 2.3 billion people worldwide have clean drinking water. Together, we can create a fair, just and sustainable world with opportunities for all!

Impact stories

Curious about the stories behind various programmes of development organisations and their partners? Check out their stories below!

Results deployment from Dutch development budget

Results report year 2022 – Source: https://www.nlontwikkelingssamenwerking.nl/#/

Education

  • 2.4 million children and young people with improved access to education
  • 30,000 young people with enhanced skills
  • 65,000 teachers retrained

Humanitarian aid

  • 14 million people receive emergency aid through support from UN, Red Cross and Dutch Relief Alliance
  • 63 crisis experts NL deployed
  • € 520 million made available by the Netherlands for humanitarian action

Climate

  • 3.4 million people access to renewable energy
  • 4.3 million hectares of forest sustainably managed
  • 10.6 million farmers support climate-resilient production

Women’s rights & gender equality

  • 1212 civil society organisations with strengthened capacity to promote women’s rights and gender equality
  • 428 successful attempts to influence laws and regulations
  • 40,888 people with strengthened capacity

Food security

  • 32 million people eliminate malnutrition, especially children and mothers
  • 10.6 million small-scale farmers sustainably increase productivity
  • 0.7 million hectares of sustainable farmland

Water

  • Over 5 million people access improved water source
  • Nearly 4 million people access improved sanitation facilities
  • Nearly 1 million people benefit from improved watershed management and safe deltas

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