The Netherlands’ economic contribution for development cooperation has been labelled an embarrassment by Oxfam Novib according to a calculation done by the organization. The calculation has revealed that the Netherlands is no longer meeting the UN’s spending target, 0.7 percent of the country’s GDP, for poverty reduction, the Volkskrant reported on Thursday.
The four largest Dutch development aid organizations - Oxfam Novib, Icco, Hivos and Cordaid - will be laying off between a quarter and half of their employees due to budget cuts. They will also be withdrawing from a number of countries in which they are currently active
A Dutch woman was abducted in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan on Monday. This is according to Afghan television channel TOLO, based on reports from the Afghan Ministry of Home Affairs.
After presenting a business case to improve power and electrical supply to hospitals in Rwanda, Alliander & Cordaid won the "Best New Partnership Award" in The Partnership Election 2014. This competition challenges young professionals to form a partnership with a NGO and/or the government and develop a business case in a developing country.
The Cooperating Aid Agencies (Samewerkende Hulporganisaties - SHO) have announced that they will raise money in a national relief effort in the fight against Ebola via Giro 555.
The debts of individuals must be bought on a large scale by a national investment fund.
Catholic Organisation for Relief and Development Aid (Cordaid) is launching a scheme to improve employment in the Netherlands.
Poverty rate in the country has increased from 4% to 10%.
More than thirty Dutch companies do business with Israeli companies based in the occupied Palestinian areas. This was disclosed in a report, which was made public on Wednesday, and which was investigated by peace and help organizations Cordaid, ICCO and IKV Pax Christi.