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Evaluation of Sustainable Development Agreements

Itad was contracted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to complete an evaluation of the process of Sustainable Development Agreements.


The Sustainable Development Agreements (SDAs) were established between four countries: Benin, Bhutan, Costa Rica and The Netherlands, following the Rio summit.

The study was designed to meet a requirement of the Dutch Parliament to report on progress and evaluate the agreements, which are intended to create a relationship that is wider than normal aid programmes. The agreements proved to be innovative, involving political and operational elements and introducing the notion of reciprocity.