Global development

Education is the engine of development, wherever you are. That is why our global development policy is fully based on collaboration between Dutch and foreign education institutions. We aim to develop competencies and skills of individual persons and organisations in countries all over the world.

We build sustainable partnerships, offering funds for training, projects and scholarships.

Our expertise comes from 65 years of running successful programmes, reaching hundreds of thousands of people worldwide through education and training.


Our programmes – mostly funded by the Dutch government - are designed to match our governments’ goals for development aid and education.

In mid-2017 we integrated the successful NICHE and NFP programmes into one holistic approach: the 5-year Orange Knowledge Programme. This programme will reach at least 51,000 people in about 50 countries.

For a number of other public and private sponsors, both Dutch and international, we manage capacity building and scholarship programmes such as the MENA Scholarship Programme, HOPES, DUTEP, Holland Scholarship Programme, and TDECB.

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