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Spurring entrepreneurship in Sint Maarten

In December 2020, Sint Maarten and the Netherlands agreed on the Sint Maarten Country Package. Research of SEO Amsterdam Economics (SEO), in collaboration with Amsterdam Bureau for Economics (EBA) and Tackling Law have resulted in five priority policy packages. These packages contain corresponding policy measures that address these bottlenecks and issues that Sint Maarten can take in the short, medium and long term to integrally and substantially improve the ease of doing business.

Financial markets Global economics



Making health businesses healthier

PharmAccess' holistic approach to the Healthy Business Development Programme has helped reduce clinical, business and financial gaps among SMEs in the Kenyan private health sector.

Global economics Economics of development



Evaluation of the FMO-MASSIF Fund (2015-2019)

At the request of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, SEO conducted the 2015-2019 evaluation of the ‘MASSIF’ investment fund that the Dutch Development Bank (FMO) manages on behalf of the Dutch government.

Global economics Economics of development



Evaluation of FMO-MASSIF investments in four microfinance institutions in Myanmar

At the request of the Dutch development bank FMO, SEO has carried out an evaluation of FMO’s investments in four microfinance institutions (MFIs) in Myanmar during 2014-2020.

Economics of development



Independent assessment of the AGRI3 Fund proposal

At the request of the Inclusive Green Growth Department (IGG) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), SEO has conducted an independent assessment of the request for funding related to the AGRI3 Fund Grant Proposal

Sustainability Cost-benefit analysis Global economics Economics of development



Evaluation Develop2Build (D2B) programme

D2B supports governments in developing countries with developing public infrastructure project proposals. SEO evaluated and advised on D2B’s programme design with regard to its additionality, development relevance, and relevance for the Dutch economy.

Economics of development Global economics

Independent Evaluation of the FDOV Project “Pro Poor Potato”

Lessons learned from the ‘Pro Poor Potato’ project in Vietnam. Introduction of Dutch potato cultivars and cultivation practices in Vietnam

Global economics Economics of development



Evaluation of the “Flying Food” Project in Kenya: Can a Cricket Value Chain Fly?

The innovative development project 'Flying Food' has aimed to establish a sustainable cricket value chain in Kenya and Uganda. Despite various positive achievements, this goal was not (yet) reached.

Economics of development Sustainability Global economics



Dutch labour market shortages and potential labour supply from Africa and the Middle East: is there a match?

The Netherlands and many other EU countries increasingly face labour market shortages, while around one third of young people in countries near Europe are unemployed. Is there a potential match between demand and supply?

Global economics Labour market Economics of development