The Netherlands- Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Development Cooperation

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Thematic focus: 
Tourism in general
Intro text: 
The Netherlands has undertaken a fundamental review of development policy, by assisting fewer partner countries while focusing on 4r spearhead areas in which Netherlands can add special value. Trade and development cooperation, Dutch development cooperation in: water management, security and the rule of law, food security, sexual and reproductive health rights; doing business in developing countries, financing development cooperation.

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Who can apply?

Civil Society Organisation, Development Organisations (Dutch and others), Private sector, Research institutions; Dutch SMEs (up to 10 mio if to invest in developing or emerging countries)

Objectives and activities

The Dutch  government wants to promote sustainable economic growth in developing countries; it wants to work towards global stability and security to foster human rights. It can best do so by focusing on the fields in which the Netherlands itself excels, for example water management and food security. Security and the rule of law, food security and sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Type and level of funding

Grants (31% to Civil Society Organisations in 2012)