About the Dutch Knowledge Platforms for Global Development

Welcome to the website of the Dutch knowledge platforms for global development.

The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs is investing in a robust knowledge base to inform policy on international development cooperation by supporting research and the development and exchange of knowledge.

The knowledge platforms respond closely to the needs of development policy and practice by bringing together policymakers, researchers, civil society organizations and private sector organizations on the five main themes of Dutch development cooperation policy: security and the rule of law, inclusive economic development, food security, water, and sexual and reproductive health and rights.

On this website you will find information on the five knowledge platforms, the knowledge policy of the Ministry, and information on the research funds for each platform.

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