Historical overview of development policies and institutions in the Netherlands, in the context of private sector development and (productive) employment creation

TitleHistorical overview of development policies and institutions in the Netherlands, in the context of private sector development and (productive) employment creation
Publication TypeOther
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsA.H. Kazimierczuk
Series titleASC working paper
Issue122
Pagination - 67
Date Published2015///
PublisherAfrican Studies Centre
Place PublishedLeiden
Publication Languageeng
Keywordsdeveloping countries, development cooperation, employment creation, Netherlands, poverty reduction, private sector
Abstract

This paper reviews the Dutch development cooperation policies for the years 1949-2015 with particular attention for private sector development (PSD). Over the years, poverty alleviation, private sector development and security have been dominant focus areas of Dutch development cooperation, with PSD taking a central role as it was assumed that poverty could only be alleviated when a country's economy is stimulated. Therefore, the Dutch government has been strongly supporting policies and initiatives stimulating PSD in the Netherlands and in developing countries. The long history of Dutch development cooperation shows continuity in its approach towards development policy as a way of promoting Dutch businesses and export in developing countries.

IR handle/ Full text URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1887/36351
Citation Key7451