Evaluation of the Dutch ICSR Policy

This evaluation analyses to what extent the Dutch policy on international corporate social responsibility (ICSR) achieved its intended results. The focus is on enhancing due diligence by (Dutch) companies in line with the OECD Guidelines on International Investment and Multinational Enterprises and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. We will review the realisation and effects of sector covenants, frameworks for private-sector development policies, frameworks for procurement by the government, guidelines for embassies, international cooperation and the development and enforcement of legislation in this area. The evaluation also includes country studies that explore the policy’s impact in Bangladesh, Colombia, Ethiopia and India.