421 – Evaluation of the Netherlands as host country for international organisations – Executive summary

The aim of this evaluation is primarily to take stock of developments in the Dutch host country policy for international organisations since the previous evaluation in 2008. Furthermore, the evaluation will serve as input for the planned update of the Dutch host country policy in 2018. The evaluation period encompasses the years 2008-2016. The scope of the evaluation is defined by those aspects of the business climate for international organisations (IOs) and the host country policy which are directly influenced by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, or which should be within the range of influence of the Ministry.

The central evaluation questions concern:

  • a description of the development of the Dutch host country policy in the evaluation period;
  • the effectiveness of the policy in attracting new IOs in the Netherlands;
  • the effectiveness of the policy with regards to established IOs in the Netherlands.