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Annual report 2016 published: alive and brokering

July 03, 2017

By the beginning of 2016, The Broker had switched from pro-actively supplying knowledge to responding more to the needs and demands of those involved in global development policy and national policies with global consequences. The results of this transition have now been published in our 2016 annual report.

In 2016, The Broker continued to focus on our knowledge platforms: INCLUDE and the Food & Business knowledge platform, which we co-organize with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. A combined learning review of the five Dutch knowledge platforms for global development highlighted their added value – referring to their ‘Gold standard’. Our Sahel Watch living analysis continued, with updates and online and offline spin-offs. We also covered the love affair between Europe and the financial sector, in close alliance with SOMO.

The tagline under our logo – ‘Connecting worlds of knowledge’ – still captures The Broker’s vision. Improving global development policies through better and more inclusive knowledge is our mission. On our website we now publish more than 50 articles and receive more than 94,000 visitors per year.

Read more in the full annual report for 2016 (in Dutch) here.