In this report, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs provides an overview of the results achieved by the Netherlands in the field of development cooperation in 2019.

This report describes per theme and per country the results achieved by the Netherlands and its partners between October 2018 and October 2019. The Results thus have not been affected by the current Covid-19 crisis. The consequences of this crisis will put their mark on the results in the years to come.


The combination of social development and economic growth is at the core of the Netherlands’ development policy. Within this policy, the focus is on themes in which the Netherlands is strong and can make a difference.

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Countries and regions

The Netherlands has a special development relationship with 19 partner countries. In addition, specific regional programmes have been established for the Great Lakes region.

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Current policy development cooperation

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About the results report

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Results on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Curious what the Netherlands has done in 2019 to address the SDG's? You read everything about it on this page.

Results achieved for themes and regions

Select a theme or country/region in the map below to read a summary of the results achieved in 2019.

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