Netherlands Overall Performance

The Netherlands ranked 5th in the HRI 2011, improving four positions from last year. Based on the patterns of its scores, the Netherlands is classified as a Group 1 donor. Donors in this group tend to perform above average in all pillars.6 Other Group 1 donors are Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland. The Netherland’s overall score was above the OECD/DAC average, yet below the Group 1 average. The Netherlands scored above the OECD/ DAC average in all pillars, with the exception of Pillar 5 (Learning and accountability), where it was average. Compared to Group 1 donors, the Netherlands was below average in all pillars, except for Pillar 2 (Prevention, risk reduction and recovery), where it scored above average. The Netherlands did best compared to its OECD/DAC peers in the indicators on Funding reconstruction and prevention, Un-earmarked funding, Strengthening local capacity, Funding vulnerable and forgotten emergencies and Beneficiary participation. Its scores were relatively the lowest in the indicators on Funding NGOs, International humanitarian law, Funding and commissioning evaluations, Funding accountability initiatives and Timely funding to complex emergencies.

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