Last month the ‘Centre for International Development Issues Nijmegen’ (CIDIN) published a briefing paper on the possible impact of budget cuts in international development aid. The paper stems from research on the NGO-database information, which also includes HealthNet TPO.
The CIDIN, part of the Radboud University Nijmegen, developed the NGO-database to promote transparency and knowledge sharing within international development. The database consists of two parts: project expenditures of Dutch NGOs in developing countries and country statistics of developing countries. For the database 92 Dutch organizations were selected, including HealthNet TPO.
The paper on the budget cuts in international development stems from research on the NGO-database information and tries to map the possible consequences of budget cuts.
“The current debate about the relevance of development cooperation is increasingly dominated by the argument of enlightened self-interest. Investing in poverty reduction would also mean investing in future trade relations, providing benefits for both the recipient and donor country. This “win-win” argument overrules the appeal to international solidarity and moral principles as a driver for development cooperation.”
Unfortunately the paper is written in Dutch. Please see the (English) website for other (English) articles and the NGO-database.