Youth at heart - Young people at the heart of Dutch development cooperation

What is it?

The countries in the Dutch Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation focus regions (the Sahel, the Horn of Africa, the Middle East and North Africa) have very young populations. This presents immense opportunities but also serious challenges. To keep pace with this youthful world, the Netherlands is increasingly putting youth at the heart of its development policies.

 In line with the Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation (BHOS) policy document ‘Investing in Global Prospects’, the government is investing in education and youth employment.


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