The final report of the evaluation of the Dutch foreign ministry's programma 'Addressing Root Causes' reviewed projects in the fields of human security, rule of law, peace processes and political governance as well as social and economic reconstruction. For this evaluation, Marije Balt conducted a field mission to Mali in February 2020.
In November 2019 Marije Balt delivered a PPP workshop in Hargeisa, Somaliland for VNG. This was in the framework of the EU-funded Advancing Strong Partnerships for Inclusive and Resilient Economic Development (ASPIRE) & Dutch-funded Inclusive Decisions at Local Level (IDEAL).
It was on a windy, grey morning when I saw the light. I had dragged myself out of bed, not ready for another day of paper-pushing at the ministry. Fortunately, my boss allowed me to do a guest lecture at the Free University (VU) of Amsterdam.
Africa’s youth will take center stage at the EU-Africa Summit this week. For Europeans, the most important outcome is migration deals with Africa.