Dutch NGO umbrella organization publishes electoral manifesto overview

In the run-up to the March 2021 parliamentary elections in the Netherlands, Partos, the Dutch NGO umbrella organization, published an overview of Dutch manifestos in the context of development cooperation.

The overview included a graph showing which parties support an official development assistance (ODA) budget of 0.7% of gross national income (GNI), whether these parties plan to strengthen civil society, and how coherent their development policies are.

The Party for the Animals (PvdD) has the most ambitious ODA commitment. PvdD wants to spend at least 1% of GNI on ODA.

Partos mentioned that while 10 years ago, 60% of voters in the Netherlands wanted to cut the government budget for development cooperation, only 34% of voters currently want to cut this budget.