Media

This page contains links to interviews, reports, video’s related to SID Netherlands’ work and activities.

2013

Oshani Perera spoke for SID on 17 June – ‘Public Procurement for Sustainability’
  • “Maximizing social impact through the power of the public purse” Evert-jan Quak, The Broker, 27 June 2013 —> Public procurement can be used to maximize social and environmental impact. But there can be a bottleneck when sustainability and inclusiveness do not converge. Read more…
  • VideoImpression summarising the lecture and discussion. Watch it here
Ingrid Holmes spoke for SID on 22 April  – ‘Our Financial System and Sustainable Development’
  • “Financing the low carbon economy” Evert-jan Quak, The Broker, 25 April 2013 —> Holmes’ message is clear: there is an obvious need to ensure coherence between financial regulation and low-carbon objectives: a new and sustained dialogue about cross-sectoral regulatory coordination. Read more…
  • VideoImpression summarising the lecture and discussion. Watch it here

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Dick Benschop spoke for SID on 11 March – ‘The Private Sector and its Leverage’
  • “Shell pakt diefstal ruwe olie aan” Bart van Zoelen, Parool, 12 March 2013 —> Considering the environmental damage caused by oil spills in Nigeria, whether through sabotage or not, and human rights violations in many forms, is it still justifiable for Shell to stay there? This was part of the discussion during the lecture delivered by Dick Benschop, CEO of Shell Netherlands. “Oil is the lifeline of the Nigerian Economy” Read more…
  • VideoImpression summarising the lecture and discussion. Watch it here

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“Meer economische stimulans of aandacht voor sociale vraagstukken?” Lennaert Rooijakkers, Vice Versa, 11 March 2013 —> During the ‘Future of International Cooperation’ conference which was organised by SID, the big differences between perspectives re. the issue were revealed. Where one speaker spoke about the importance of economic growth, another speaker would talk about social issues. It was not surprising to hear Minister Ploumen ascertain that the two areas go well together. Read more…

Jan Peter Balkenende spoke on 11 February 2013 – ‘The Private Sector and Sustainable Development’
  • “Dit is een tijd van vernieuwing”Bart van Zoelen, Parool, 12 February 2013 —> According to Jan Peter Balkenende, there can only be sustainable economic growth with the help of multinationals. The former Dutch Prime Minister chairs a coalition of eight of the biggest Dutch companies who all wish to be more sustainable in their business models. “There is no alternative”. Read more…
  • VideoImpression summarising the lecture and discussion. Watch it here

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2012

He Wenping spoke on 5 November 2012 – ‘New Actors in International Development: The Case of China’
  • “Bloeit Afrika dankzij de Chinezen?” Wim Bossema, Volkskrant, 7 November 2012 —> Strange that so much is said and written on the role of China in Africa, mostly with a critical note, but so little rebuttal is heard from China itself. He Wenping, who delivered the third lecture in the 2012-2013 SID Lecture Series, makes an attempt. Read more…
  • VideoImpression summarising the lecture and discussion. Watch it here

Militairen komen niet uit een machine” Peter van UhmRianne Waterval, Public Mission, 5 October 2012 —> As a small, wealthy nation far away from any conflict, does the Netherlands really need a sizeable defence force? Since the financial crisis, many governments have had to tighten their belts (Netherlands included) isn’t it then logical to cut the defence budget? Peter van Uhm (ex-Chief of staff, The Netherlands) explains why it isn’t. “Soldiers are not factory made”- Read more…

SID lezing: Meer dan vijftig jaar ODA, welke lessen zijn er geleerd en hoe gaan we de toekomst in? Siri Lijfering, Vice Versa, 27 september 2012 —> Does Official Development Assistance have a future? If not, what are viable alternatives? J. Brian Atwood, Nanno Kleiterp, and Thierry Sanders opened the SID 2012- 2013 lecture series with a debate deciding the future of international development. “ODA is not a magic bullet”. Read more…

VideoImpression summarising the panel discussion taking place on 25 September 2012. Watch it here

Made in HollandTabitha Gerrets, Vice Versa, 16 September 2012 —> What should and could be the role of national governments in providing drinking water and what should be left to markets? A personal impression of the SID Conference ‘The State in a Globalizing World: Providing Water in Africa’. Read more…

For the video impression of the whole conference, please click here.

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“De staat van verandering: over dijken dichten, gatenkaas en noeste arbeid” Marlieke Kieboom, Kennisland, 29 June 2012 —>The world finds itself in financial crisis. Are the reasons purely economic, or is there an underlying flaw in our political system? Are social democracies still viable or is there a need to revamp completely, and if so how? Hilary Wainwright who delivered the final lecture in the 2011- 2012 SID Lecture series explains the need for change. “Employees, or citizens should not wait for the state to take action” Read more…

“Het foster parent syndroom” René Cuperus, OneWorld Magazine, June 2012 —> Do we Dutch really like giving aid to the third world? René Cuperus (who delivered the fifth lecture in the SID lecture Series 2011-2012) discusses the role of education, politics and social polarization within Dutch Society towards International Development. “ Why should we donate 6 euros a month? : has the Netherlands become cynical, materialistic and egocentric?” Read more…

William Savedoff – spoke on 16 April 2012 in the SID Lecture Series – ‘Towards Multipolarity? New models for international cooperation’

  • “The Future of International Cooperation: Is action on the side-lines enough?” William Savedoff, Views from the Center, 9 June 2012  —> The rise of mixed coalitions (groups made up of state and non-state actors) will decide the future of international cooperation. Does this mark the end of formal multilateral institutions in global governance? William Savedoff (speaker in the 2011- 2012 SID lecture Series) shares his view.  “If a mixed coalition had the authority to compel action it wouldn’t be a mixed coalition anymore, it would have become a global governance mechanism”. Read more…
  • “Globalisering, de nieuwe multipolaire wereld en de rol van mondiale instituties” Paul Hassing- ViceVersa Online article, 3 May 2012 —> According to William Savedoff the system of global governance needs to be revamped. Existing institutions for global governance do not represent the future of international relations. If so, how would the existing global institutions adapt to new global relationships? Paul Hassing shares his views. Read more…
  • “Eerst de resultaten dan de cash” Redactie Volkskrant, 2 May 2012 —> Giving bags of money without any pre conditions is not an effective form of supplying development aid. Let developing countries prove that they can solve their own problems and we’ll handle the costs. William Savedoff’s take on restructuring international development aid is well received by Dutch development organisation Cordaid. Read more…
    • “Beeldspraak en Sprookjes” comments by Rob Zadel, ViceVersa Online, 4 May 2012. Those in International development use complex and elaborate jargon when discussing issues.  To an outsider it may almost seem a language of its own. In contrast, William Savedoff’s direct “pay no cure” approach to international development seems almost too good to be true. Read more…

  • Article (Chinese) on the lecture by Tak-Wing Ngo – 23 May 2012 – (freely translated) ‘China’s central government authority will gradually be delegated to the local level’ – Read more…
  • Video interview with James Cameron by Mejudice – 13 April 2012 – ‘James Cameron over anders leren denken’ – Read More
  • Article/critique on SID Lecture René Cuperus – 12 March 2012 – ‘In praise of Europeanization’ by Lammert de Jong – Read more…
  • Video interview with Jan Kregel by Mejudice – 2 March 2012 – ‘Jan Kregel over Grieks ‘bankroet’ – Read more…
  • Volkskrant interview with Jan Kregel – 15 February 2012 – ‘Je moet in Griekenland investeren’ – Read more…
  • Vice Versa Online on Knowledge for Development Conference – 27 January 2012 – ‘Ideeën voor na de Millenniumdoelen?’ – Read more…
  • Volkskrant on Alcides Costa Vaz – 17 January 2012 – ‘Stabiliteit moet van regio’s komen’ – Read more…
  • Essay written by Nina van Lanschot in preparation of the SID Lecture by Alcides Costa Vaz – January 2012 – ‘Powerful Regions and Failing States’ – Read more…

 

2011

  • IPS Interview with Camilla Toulmin – 4 October 2011 – ‘Steeds meer Afrikaanse grond in buitenlandse handen’Read more…
  • Vice Versa Online on Expert Meeting with Hein de Haas – 18 May 2011 – ‘Migratie en ontwikkelingssamenwerking: een gedwongen huwelijk?’Read more
  • Volkskrant interview with Hein de Haas – 28 May 2011 – ‘Halveren instroom is kansloos’ – Read more
  • SID International interview with René Grotenhuis – 10 May 2011 – ‘A turning point in development’- Read more
  • The Broker on Lecture Shi Yinhong – 3 June 2011 – ‘Emerging Powers in the 21st Centure: China’s foreign policy-dilemmas’ – Read more
  • Volkskrant interview with Paul Collier – 11 February 2011 – ‘Help de arme landen met kennis’Read more
  • Vice Versa Online on Lecture Paul Collier  – 9 February 2011 – ‘Paul Collier over ontwikkelingssamenwerking: faciliterend of destructief?’. Read more
  • IS Magazine Interview with David Booth – IS Magazine February 2011, page 9 – ‘Democratie is geen garantie voor ontwikkeling’ Read more

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