The Broker

The Broker is a vibrant knowledge hub of integrated perspectives on globalization and development. We bring together cutting-edge knowledge and expert opinions from researchers, policy-makers and practitioners.

Our vision

Editor's recommendation

Low wages and job insecurity as a destructive global standard

Discussion paper for the FNV Mondiaal conference on precarious work. The spread of insecure employment conditions have a negative impact on macroeconomic dev...

read more

Looking beyond success stories

Klaartje Jaspers | November 13, 2014

To give local and international businesses a new role in assuring inclusive growth in Africa, the African Studies Centre and the Netherlands African Business...

read more

Doing business in Africa: do the poor profit?

Annemarie van de Vijsel | November 12, 2014

When the Dutch private sector is involved in development in Africa, a dilemma may arise.

read more

Ebola’s international impact

Karlijn Muiderman | September 19, 2014

To understand the regional impact and continual threat of the Ebola crisis, a longer term understanding of the underlying issues is needed.

read more

A menu lacking in courage

Arne Bartelsman, Saskia Hollander | September 05, 2014

The report of the expert committee on development financing has missed an important opportunity to accomplish a breakthrough.

read more

Building inclusive societies in fragile states

Seth Kaplan | August 08, 2014

A major reason why less developed countries fail to develop is the structural exclusion of large segments of their population from their economic, social and...

read more
ALL EDITORIAL ARTICLES

Expert opinions

The trouble with enterprise groups

Jacqueline Vrancken  | 21 January 2015

When it comes to enterprise support, there is a discrepancy between the frameworks offered by NGOs and how people in the communities want to operate.

read more

Emerging powers: Rise of the South or a reconfiguration of elites?

Achin Vanaik  | 08 January 2015

Economic growth in the newly emerging economies is accompanied by obscene disparities between rich and poor.

read more

Small enterprises: little do we know

Francisco Campos  | 18 December 2014

There is limited knowledge about what does and what does not work to boost SME growth and create jobs. We need to keep searching for better answers.

read more

Making entrepreneurship training work

Tonia Dabwe  | 22 December 2014

SME assistance must be tailored to meeting the specific needs of entrepreneurs.

read more

Breaking the paradox of education

Patrick M. Nga Ndjobo  | 12 December 2014

Breaking the ‘paradox of education’ is a precondition for improving the growth of African small enterprises.

read more
ALL EXPERT OPINIONS

Current dossiers

Employment

Employment

Creating more and better jobs in a globalized world.

read more
Post-2015

Post-2015

UN-led worldwide consultations will determine the development agenda for international cooperation.

read more
Social entrepreneurship

Social entrepreneurship

The potential to increase the socioeconomic impact of social enterprises

read more

Twitter