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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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Decent youth employment: are internships the way forward?

This article examines the internship systems in the U.S. and the Netherlands, reflecting on what can the experiences of global North interns teach us about how to roll out successful internship programmes in the global South.

The Broker in 2021: seizing opportunities during a year of uncertainty

In this article we present a selection of our work in 2021, a challenging year that demanded a lot of flexibility and resilience from our knowledge brokers, but also reaffirmed how important our work is.

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  • 19 January, 2022

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  • person Ninja Lacey

Beyond the Dutch Polder Model: A new model for collaboration

Is the Dutch Polder Model still fit for purpose? In this article Somaye Dehban, researcher and nexus strategist, sheds her light on the Polder Model, revisiting its history and discussing why and how it can be replaced.

‘What knowledge brokers do’ #3: working together for healthy diets for all

The Netherlands Food Partnership (NFP) supports transformative collective impact coalitions to achieve urgent changes for sustainable food systems in low- and middle-income countries. The coalitions…

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