Aid & Trade in Dutch Development Cooperation


V. Bitzer

This report aims to take stock of the Dutch Aid and Trade agenda, with a particular focus on the time period of 2013-2017,to bring together existing insights on what has worked, what hasn’t worked, and what needs more focus and attention.Based on a meta-analysis of policy documents and 16 recent external evaluations of Dutch Aid and Trade programmes,the report addresses the following questions:

1. What do we know about Dutch Aid and Trade spending and what patterns can we distinguish?
2. What type of programmes exist in Dutch Aid and Trade, and what do they aim to achieve?
3. What outcomes of Dutch Aid and Trade programmes can be identified, and what is known about their impact?
4. How can Dutch Aid and Trade be further shaped according to its comparative advantages?