Donor scores: The Netherlands
The Netherlands is ranked 6th in the 2008 HRI. The country ranked third in Pillar 3 and 5th in Pillar 1. However, it ranked 10th in Pillar 4 and 16th in Pillar 2. By indicator, the Netherlands ranked first in the unearmarked funding and funding to CERF and other quick disbursement mechanisms indicators, third in predictable funding, 4th in promoting NGOs and the Red Cross Movement and implementing refugee law, and 5th in generosity of humanitarian assistance. In contrast, the Netherlands ranked 18th in funding to strengthen local capacity and implementing international humanitarian law, 17th in strengthening community resilience to cope with crises and funding to international disaster-risk mitigation mechanisms, and 16th in the indicator for neutrality. Across the majority of survey questions the Netherlands scores marginally better than the donor average. It only drops below the average perception for donors on four questions: supporting government and community disaster preparedness and response capacity; supporting long-term recovery; and supporting ongoing crises.