Dutch development budget for 2019 increases spending on youth and humanitarian assistance
At the start of the new parliamentary year, Dutch finance minister Wopke Hoekstra presented the Netherlands' 2019 national budget. The budget largely follows priorities already presented in the Netherland's latest development strategy, such as diplomacy, defense, and development cooperation. Additional details on official development assistance (ODA) spending include:
- A €600-million boost on education, jobs for young people, and better opportunities for women.
- A €165-million increase for humanitarian assistance in 2019, bringing total funding up to €370 million
- The launch a new initiative for psychosocial care