Annemarie van de Vijsel is knowledge broker on Employment at The Broker.
Annemarie did a Research Master’s in International Development Studies and a Master’s in Journalism and Media at the University of Amsterdam and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Geography from Utrecht University. In 2010, she worked at The Broker as a junior research editor.
Annemarie’s specialty areas are research and journalism (and especially the nexus between the two), development studies, conflict studies and Latin America.
When the Dutch private sector is involved in development in Africa, a dilemma may arise. The Dutch government claims that businesses could have a positive impact on local economic development on the continent in the longer term. But do their activ...read more
While establishing partnerships to have a greater social impact, social enterprises also face challenges.read more
The bright picture of Africa’s economy is that it is growing and that inequality is declining. However, as Stefano Prato of the Society for International Development (SID) said at the beginning of a panel session at the EADI conference, not all Af...read more
A social contract may offer a sound basis for responsible development. Power relations are crucial.read more
The rise of the middle classes in emerging and developing countries has implications on different levels. Their role in democratization processes is not unambiguous and, as the first plenary session of the conference made clear, depends partly on...read more
Social protection is an important element of responsible development, but establishing adequate programmes is complex, as discussions at the EADI conference in Bonn, Germany, once more highlighted.read more
In the opening lecture of the 14th General Conference of the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes (EADI), Professor of International Development at the UK’s Open University Raphael Kaplinsky addressed the challenges...read more
On 15 May, The Broker and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs co-organized an expert meeting with the International Finance Corporation (IFC). The 25 participants – a mix of researchers from knowledge institutes, civil servants and representativ...read more
The central theme of The Broker Day 2014 on 14 April was employment and inequality, and the structural macroeconomic problems underlying them. The main speaker was Minister of Social Affairs and Employment and deputy prime minister Lodewijk Assche...read more