About The Broker

Who we are

Far too much knowledge that could help solve today’s challenges remains unused. At The Broker we are working to make sure that this knowledge becomes available to you and contributes to inclusive, sustainable and evidence-based policy making

As pioneering knowledge brokers since 2007, we have worked with a great variety of government bodies, NGOs, universities and think tanks to jointly connect, arrange and synthesize available knowledge. Our professional team has access to a vast network of experts and is here to make sure that relevant knowledge reaches the right people in the right form. 

At The Broker we have years of experience in making knowledge work for policy. During this time we have built an extensive international network of professionals working in and on international sustainable development that we can rely on. 

We make it our business to know whose expertise and experience can provide solutions for policymakers, civil society organizations, and the private sector. Our services are tailor-made and include arranging (online) consultations and expert meetings; developing knowledge platforms; conducting knowledge mapping; preparing synthesis reports and journalistic reporting; and facilitating research uptake. They range from short-term projects that are completed in a week to multi-annual programmes.

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The Broker would not be able to pursue its vision without the incredible contribution of its high-level cross-disciplinary network of authors.

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Foundation IDP

The Broker is the short name we use for the Foundation for International Development Publications (IDP) (RSIN/fiscaal nummer 8159.29.298). The IDP Board receives no remuneration.

IDP publishes the The Broker, its articles and other contributions, under a a Creation Commoms (CC) licence (Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported).

This licence allows you to share, copy, distribute or transmit the articles under the following conditions:

  • you must attribute the articles or other contribitions in the manner specified by the author or IDP, and not in any way that could suggest that they endorse you or your use of the article or other contribution (attribution)
  • you may not use the articles or other contribitions for commercial purposes (Non-commercial)
  • you may not alter, transform, or build upon the articles or other contribitions (No Derivative Works)

This CC licence applies only to the text portions of the aricles or the other contributions in The Broker. You are not allowed to share, copy, distribute or transmit photo's, infographics or any other images that are being used. If you wish to do so, please contact the photo agency that have issued the user's licence or IDP.

This website contains links to external sites. IDP is not responsible for, and has no control over, the content of such sites.

Protection Rights

The name and logo of The Broker are trademarks of IDP. You are not permitted to use or reproduce or allow anyone to use or reproduce these trademarks for any reason.


Annual and financial reports Foundation for International Development Publications (IDP)

The Broker 2017 Annual + Financial report (download PDF in Dutch)

The Broker 2016 Annual + Financial report (download PDF in Dutch)


Articles of association

Articles of association 2005

Updated policies October 2017