Bilateral Development Cooperation
The Netherlands supports initiatives in 36 partner countries.
In countries receiving aid, the embassies play an important part in organising and carrying out development activities. They help formulate a general approach, which is further worked out in multiyear regional or country policy plans. And they provide a channel for the Dutch and host country governments to talk about the whole range of development issues.
The embassies play an important part in implementing development projects. They are well placed to mobilise local capacity and expertise, and they benefit from having local knowledge – which is important in deciding whether a proposed project should be implemented by the host country government or a non-governmental organisation.
The embassies are primarily responsible for choosing activities that qualify for development funding. They appraise the technical, managerial and policy-related aspects of these activities, translating them into terms that the Ministry can assess. Once a project gets the go-ahead, the embassy is responsible for monitoring its implementation.
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