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The Broker magazine features expert contributions at the forefront of international development debates. Our stories go beyond mainstream discussions, putting new or different developments into perspective.

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A blind-spot mirror for evaluators

Prof. Dirk-Jan Koch has been working with a team on a multi-year research programme, which looks into the possible side effects of international development work. After 4 years of research, they have published a checklist that presents the 10 most common side effects of international development interventions.

The fault is not in our stars: Gender-bias in the European Troika’s policy design and implementation

What can a gender analysis teach us about the nature of Troika’s economic adjustment programs (EAPs) in Greece? Most importantly, the Troika has been found…

Sustainable finance for food systems transformation

When discussing global economic development, the food & agriculture (F&A) sector is one of the first to come up in conversation. It is the sector…

On a road to understanding SDG interactions

The Broker is starting a 5 years knowledge brokering and synthesis (KBS) project within NWO’s SDG Interactions research programme, in collaboration with Dr. Nicky Pouw (University of Amsterdam) and Prof. Dzodzi Tsikata (University of Ghana)

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