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Beyond good intentions – fair research partnerships essential for resilience in low income countries

23. Mai 2018 - 13:19

When working towards sustainable solutions on global health, equity and development challenges, fair and equal partnerships in research collaboration are a major shortcoming. Investment in evidence generation that explicitly builds upon local research and science systems – through fair research partnerships – is an essential step. Without development of their national research system capacities, low and middle income countries (LMICs) will not be able to take the lead in addressing their own problems.

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Time for a change: The Broker is moving to The Hague ‘Bazaar of Ideas’

16. April 2018 - 12:28

After being based in Amsterdam for more than ten years, The Broker is moving to The Hague in May. Our team has found a new home in Collab, The Hague – a brand new and lively office space in the Bazaar of Ideas.

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The Broker at work: Sharing insights from the IOB Lustrum Symposium

29. März 2018 - 16:01

An anniversary is a logical time to look back and reflect on lessons from the past, while also looking ahead. That is exactly what the Policy and Operations Evaluation Department (IOB) of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs did when it celebrated its 40th anniversary with a Lustrum Symposium ‘Changing directions in foreign policy – IOB at 40: learning for performance’. Bringing together policymakers, evaluators and knowledge workers, this event provided an opportunity to discuss ways forward for policy evaluation.

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Our contribution to a renewed Dutch development policy

15. März 2018 - 12:15

With a fresh government in place in the Netherlands, the new minister of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Sigrid Kaag, called on the public for input into her new policy through an online consultation. As an active contributor to the current knowledge agenda of Dutch development policy, we took up the opportunity to share our vision for the Dutch Foreign Trade and Development agenda. The Broker’s main message is that the Netherlands should continue valuing knowledge for development, while keeping the focus on subjects that the Netherlands is particularly knowledgeable on.

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