The Dutch Development Results of 2016 are now online. Are you curious to find out more about the contribution of the Netherlands to food security, humanitarian assistance, gender equality and water management worldwide? Visit www.dutchdevelopmentresults.nl.

The combination of social development and economic growth is at the core of the Netherlands’ development policy. Within this policy, the focus is on themes in which the Netherlands is strong and can make a difference. The Netherlands has a special development relationship with 15 partner countries. In addition, specific regional programmes have been established for the Great Lakes region and the Horn of Africa. With this website, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs presents the results that the Netherlands, together with national and international partners, has achieved in the field of development co-operation in 2016.

Insight into the results is important, in order to make adjustments and in terms of accountability: to Parliament, to Dutch citizens and to the people whose position we aim to improve. Dutch development results for 2016 show that investments in food and nutrition security have led to: 15 million children benefiting from improved food intake, nearly 2 million smallholder farmers increasing their productivity and income, and more than 300,000 hectares of land being used more resource efficiently. An example can be given of the PROOFS-program in Bangladesh which aims to improve the food and nutrition security, as well as the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) situation, of 80,000 households in seven districts in Northwest and Southwest Bangladesh: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMMlJPC2-Tk