Factsheet: Afrika: Hulp & Handel in Perspectief - lessen uit het veld

This factsheet has appeared in the 'Parlement en Wetenschap' (Parliament and Science) series. The factsheet was used as imput for a debate in the Dutch Parliamentary Commission on Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation about the Netherlands' Africa Strategy on 14 June 2023.

The factsheet shows that supporting meaningful backward and forward linkages in the value chain is a necessary precondition for economic transformation and inclusive development in Africa. Supporting businesses to do this in the context of the Africa strategy allows the Netherlands to go beyond a traditional trade approach and maximise the potential synergy between aid and trade on the continent. Rather than a market for export and exploitation, Africa becomes a partner which breeds a fertile ground for collaboration, development and  business success. Integrating an inclusive development perspective in the Dutch Africa strategy means moving away from business as usual, towards an innovative and sustainable vision for the future of Dutch Africa cooperation.

Read the factsheet.




Author(s) / editor(s)

Lijfering, Kaziemierczuk, Uche, Akinyoade & Dekker

About the author(s) / editor(s)

Siri Lijfering is a knowledge broker at the Knowledge Platform INCLUDE and the Broker.

Agnieszka Kazimierczuk is a knowledge broker at the Knowledge Platform INCLUDE and a project researcher at the ASCL.

Chibuike Uche is chairholder of the Stephen Ellis Chair for the Governance of Finance and Integrity in Africa.

Akinyinka Akinyoade is Senior Researcher at the ASCL.

Marleen Dekker is Professor of Inclusive Development in Africa at Leiden University.