Research – Netherlands contribution to stability in fragile contexts

One of the most important causes of poverty is instability as a result of war or conflict. The number of conflicts in the world has increased in the past ten years. Through projects, programmes and diplomatic efforts, the Netherlands helps to promote stability in fragile countries and regions. The main themes are peace missions, human security, strengthening the rule of law and legitimate political governance and peace processes.

IOB is evaluating policy in the field of stability, security and the rule of law during the period 2015-2020.


Rens Willems - contact person
Caspar Lobbrecht


  1. Ready: Exploration
  2. Ready: Terms of Reference adopted
  3. In process: Research in progress
  4. Report adopted
  5. Drafting policy response
  6. Report to parliament