7250. Assessment Framework for Policy Coherence of Dutch Support to Oil and Gas Development in Developing Countries

The NCEA proposed an assessment framework to help the Dutch minister of foreign trade and development cooperation assess the policy coherence of support to fossil fuel production in low and medium income countries.

Advisory reports and other documents

22 May 2018: Advisory review
Assessment policy coherence NL support oil gas in developing countries

Significant details

The Inclusive Green Growth department (IGG) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has asked the NCEA to propose a framework that helps the minister of foreign trade and development cooperation (Dutch acronym: BHOS, for Buitenlandse Handel en Ontwikkelingssamenwerking) to assess the policy coherence of support to the exploration and development of fossil fuel production in low and medium income countries, predominantly in Africa. The minister was in particular interested in coherence of her support with the Paris agreement on climate change and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) agenda. The assessment framework has been tested on Senegal, and to a lesser extent on Mozambique and Tanzania, and it appeared to be workable. (Explicit conclusions about policy coherence in the case of Senegal were not generated, hoewever).

Parties involved

Members of the working group

Expert
Ms L. van Geuns
Mr A.F. Hof
Mr A.E. Holle
Mr J.A. Hummels
Ms C. Shakya

Chair of the working group: Mr R. Rabbinge
Technical secretary: Mr S.G. Nooteboom

Further details

Last modified: 19 Mar 2019