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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.

The reliability of the data

Since the 1950s, there has been a data revolution, resulting in a significant stock of information on incomes based on comparative tax data and household…

Opening van het debat

Binnenkort zal staatssecretaris Knapen ‘de Kennisbrief’ aan de Tweede Kamer sturen. In deze brief beschrijft hij zijn voornemens voor de hervorming van het kennisbeleid van Buitenlandse Zaken. Reden voor The Broker om in oktober en november een debat over dit nieuwe kennisbeleid te organiseren.

Paris Declaration Evaluation

How have the principles of aid effectiveness been put into practice? An independent international group has evaluated the effects of the Paris Declaration and progress towards its implementation so far.

South Africa’s foreign policy under Zuma

Is South Africa’s foreign policy likely to be fundamentally changed now that a new political leadership has taken over the country and the ANC since 2009? Before addressing this, it may be worthwhile explaining the fundamental shift in foreign policy with the ascension of the ANC to political office in 1994.

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