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Promoting inclusiveness in the Dutch policy agenda on trade and international cooperation

Please join the discussion on how to promote inclusiveness in the Dutch policy agenda on trade and international cooperation. Your views will feed into the policy letter that Lilianne Ploumen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, has committed to send to the Parliament in spring 2015.

[The consultation is closed and it is no longer possible to send a contribution. We would like to thank all authors for their participation. Please read the synthesis reports of the consultation here and here]

The spring policy letter will set out ways in which inclusiveness can be more strongly embedded in Dutch programmes within the framework of the current policy for trade and international cooperation. In preparing this letter, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has asked Dutch and international experts from universities, think-tanks, NGOs, international organisations and the business community to write a short contribution to be published online on the INCLUDE Knowledge Platform.

The consultation will be conducted by The Broker in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the five Knowledge Platforms for Global Development.

The Ministry has asked contributors to address one or more of the following questions:

  • What policies and interventions have proved to contribute most successfully to the translation of growth into benefits for the poor? Is there a best policy mix?
  • Are specific and additional economic, political or social measures required to reach the most excluded and disadvantaged groups?
  • Policies and outcomes for inclusive development are the primary responsibility of national governments. How and in which specific areas can donors contribute to inclusive development? What role can civil society play?
  • How can the private sector in developing countries take the interests of the poor and marginalized more into account? What are the best practices? How can we further promote these in our cooperation with and support for the private sector?
  • Which additional policy measures and approaches are required to address (horizontal) inequalities in fragile and conflict-affected areas, and to include marginalized groups in interventions that promote stability, security and justice?

As the consultation will close on 31 March, please send your contribution as soon as possible. You can do this either by filling in the form below or sending it to: consultation@thebrokeronline.eu.

The contributions will be synthesized by The Broker and INCLUDE Knowledge Platform and presented to Minister Ploumen at the beginning of April.

Here you can find a discussion note from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs with more detailed contextual information on the topic.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at consultation@thebrokeronline.eu.

 

[The consultation is closed and it is no longer possible to send a contribution. We would like to thank all authors for their participation. Please read the synthesis reports of the consultation here and here]

 

You can read the policy letter of Minister Ploumen here.


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Consultation partners

Commissioned by:


Ministery of Foreign Affairs

 


Hosted by:


The Broker

 

INCLUDE

 


Participating knowledge platforms:


F&BKP

 

Share-Net

 

ViaWater

 

KPSRL