Nuffic Glossary

The Nuffic Glossary is a list with explanations of terms used in Dutch education.

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counterpart


In the context of Dutch development cooperation this is understood to be the organisation, educational institution or individual in a developing country who is supposed to benefit from a relationship with a Dutch partner. The word does not carry this connotation in English.

It simply means a comparable body: for example, DAAD is the German counterpart of Nuffic. 'Partner in the South' might therefore be a better choice. (N.B.: In development jargon, what used to be called the First and Third Worlds is now called 'North' and 'South'.)