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Executive Director

Saskia Hollander

Saskia Hollander

Saskia Hollander is executive director at The Broker. She holds a PhD in political science from Radboud University Nijmegen. She previously worked at the Dutch Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR) and the Advisory Council on International Affairs (AIV). Her professional interests include democratic institutions, the quality of democracy, political participation, and political and economic inequality.

In search of EU ambition

Although the EU has great potential to push a more sustainable and inclusive development agenda, it suffers from a lack of ambition and prevalence of individual member states’ interests.

Highly ambitious or empty rhetoric? Responses to the High Level Panel report

While the UN High Level Panel report has been praised for its comprehensiveness and ambition, it is also criticized for avoiding more difficult political issues like inequality.

The post-2015 process

This infographic outlines the process of defining the post-2015 agenda.

Lessons learned from the MDGs

The deadline for the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is approaching. A number of actors from the UN, regional organizations, academia, the private sector and civil society are involved in drawing up a post-2015 framework, which will formulate the future global development agenda. Here, The Broker sketches an overview of the process and will follow it in the period to come.

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