A lot of knowledge is out there. Whether you are trying to tap into this wealth of information, or whether you are a holder of this knowledge; accessing it, using it, and sharing it in the right way with the right audience is challenging.
This is where The Broker helps you.
We find knowledge that enables you to make informed decisions in the field of international development. We co-create, make knowledge inclusive, and see the potential in knowledge that may remain unused. Through our knowledge brokering activities, we optimize the use of knowledge in the right place, in the best form, at the right moment, with the right people.
Our services are targeted to your needs. The Broker taps into available scientific insights, as well as the knowledge and experience present within our extensive network of policymakers, scientists and practitioners. We bring this knowledge together, put it into the context and form that suits your needs, and facilitate processes to make it accessible, shareable and actionable.
Our team of knowledge brokers makes this possible: with their unique profile and experience, they have the skills necessary to make knowledge work for you. Our multidisciplinary team constantly sharpens its knowledge brokering methods to constantly improve our services.
The context of our work
The Broker is an independent knowledge brokering organization in the field of sustainable international development. We enable organizations and people who are committed to, or have an interest in, worldwide, economic, political and societal development processes to make informed decisions in their work and daily practice. This is done at local, regional, national and international levels. We do not focus on developing countries per se, but on societal processes and development opportunities in locations all over the world. We are an idealistic organization that provides services in a project-based fashion, operating independently from political institutions. In this way, as connectors of knowledge fields and actors, we are committed to enhance policymakers’ and practitioners’ impact on international development, aiming to achieve inclusive and sustainable global societies.
From printed magazine to online knowledge hub
Did you know The Broker started out as a printed magazine for international development professionals? Today, this ‘old’ The Broker remains an important part of our identity. This is reflected in our online magazine where articles are published by our staff and our vast network of experts. Our magazine supports the main aim of our organization: sharing unexpected, new or broader perspectives on matters that can make global policies more inclusive and sustainable.