Report Finds Dutch Development Aid Ineffective

The Netherlands gives too generously without considering where aid is most needed, a report from the independent Scientific Council for Government Policy stated. Writers of the report said Dutch development aid has so far been ineffective because of its fragmented way of giving aid,

. The writers explained that the Dutch government needs to create an organization that will coordinate its aid initiatives instead of delegating aid management responsibilities to its embassies in recipient countries, which is the country's practice at present.

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    Ivy Mungcal

    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.