Donor scores: The Netherlands
The Netherlands ranks 9th in this year’s Humanitarian Response Index. Based on its scores it is classified as Group 1 donor. This classification allows the Netherlands to compare its performance, not only to all other Organisation for Economic Co-operation Development / Development Assistance Committee (OECD/DAC) donors, but also to a sub-group of donors whose performance is similar. The other Group 1 donors include Denmark, Finland, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland. Compared to OECD/DAC donors, the Netherlands is above average in the “pillars” – groupings of the key concepts of the Principles of Good Humanitarian Donorship, which the donors have committed to respect- related to Responding to needs (Pillar 1), Protection and international law (Pillar 4) and Learning and accountability (Pillar 5). Compared to its group, however, it is below average in Prevention, risk reduction and recovery (Pillar 2) and Protection and international law (Pillar 4). The Netherlands scored close to average in 22 of the 35 indicators that comprise the Humanitarian Response Index, and below average in only five indicators.