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Research by Statistics Netherlands:How the Dutch are doing in terms of sustainable development

Global challenges Research

The Dutch statistics agency, Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek, recently conducted a baseline measurement of Dutch sustainability. Where do the Netherlands stand in terms of achieving the targets set by the Sustainable Development Agenda? The Dutch are performing well in some areas. When compared to other European countries, the Netherlands stand out in terms of […]

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Saving international development:Why innovation matters for development

Global challenges Innovation Research

A recent Nesta study looks into the role of innovation in international development. Innovation is increasingly seen as integral part to the process of development. This is a good thing, according to Nesta. The industry that faces many challenges and criticisms desperately needs reanimation. Why does innovation matter for reinventing international development? Radically incomplete Traditionally, […]

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Meet Green Banana:The Hague-based social entrepreneur positively impacts Ugandan farmers

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He was disillusioned by working in international development for years. Then Sean Patrick decided to take matters into his own hands. He took to producing green banana pasta, while positively impacting small-scale farmers in Uganda. The Hague-based social enterprise Green Banana is now a fact. Ugandan-born Sean Patrick came to The Hague to pursue his Master’s degree in […]

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Triple helix collaboration:Pain or pleasure?

Collaboration Innovation Research

The Hague Security Delta (HSD) recently published a study that looks into collaboration between the public and private sectors and research institutions. This type of collaboration – also referred to as public-private cooperation, the “golden triangle”, or triple helix collaboration – has received much attention in recent years. The survey defines triple helix collaboration as […]

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