Aid to education
The Directorate-General for International Cooperation is responsible for the Netherlands’ development cooperation policy, its coordination, implementation, and funding.
Despite education is not a development priority, it is considered a cross-cutting theme of the four stated priorities outlined in the 2013 development cooperation strategy paper:
- Security and the rule of law
- Food and security
- Sexual and Reproductive health and rights.
In 2015, the top five recipients of Dutch ODA for basic education were: Pakistan, Burundi, South Africa, Mali, and Egypt.
Netherlands and GPE
Deputy Director-General for International Cooperation, Netherlands
The Netherlands was one of the donors that helped create GPE (formerly Education for All – Fast Track Initiative) in 2002.