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The Open University;
OpenER is een project van de Open Universiteit waarin Nederlanders drempelloos toegang hebben gekregen tot hoogwaardige zelfstudie-cursussen: gratis, zonder in te schrijven en volledig online. Na 1,5 jaar OpenER is er een schat aan informatie over omvang en aard van de belangstelling, mogelijke functies en al dan niet beoogde effecten.
National Academy of Social Insurance;
Provides an overview of Dutch healthcare reform efforts and describes the new universal coverage model, implemented in 2006, which requires all residents to purchase private insurance, with subsidies for the low-income. Considers lessons for U.S. reforms.
Open Society Institute;
Assesses trends in digital media consumption; effects on public broadcasters, journalism, user-generated content, and activism; and changes in digital technology, business, and policies. Makes recommendations for laws, journalism, and media literacy.
Open Society Foundations;
Building on a long history and culture of tolerance, the Dutch responded to illicit drugs with decades of pragmatic measures free of judgment. A central element of modern Dutch drug policy was a crucial decision to establish a legal and practical separation of cannabis -- judged to pose "acceptable" risks to consumers and society -- from hard drugs associated with unacceptable risk. This policy effectively decriminalized possession and use of cannabis and opened the door for tolerated outlets for small-scale cannabis sales that eventually took the form of the well-known Dutch "coffee shops." By all measures, the coffee shops succeeded in enabling cannabis consumers to avoid exposure to hard drug scenes and markets. Dutch cannabis consumers have also been spared the profound costs of carrying a criminal record, and the public has not had to bear the cost of incarceration for minor offenses. Drug policy in the Netherlands was characterized by a pragmatic bottom up development in which policies developed through trial and error at a local level often initiated by local officials in consultation with representatives from civil society who were supported by national policy makers.With respect to heroin and other hard drugs, the Dutch government at national and municipal level put a premium on reduction of individual and social harm. This commitment has been reflected in the government's investment in comprehensive health and social services. Low-threshold methadone and safe consumption rooms as well as needle exchange programs proliferated earlier and with higher coverage than in most of Europe. Even before these services were established, however, tolerance for sale and consumption of illicit hard drugs in designated "house addresses" greatly reduced the dangers of an open drug scene, including exposure to uncontrolled criminal elements. It also contributed to a preference for drug consumption not involving injection. The Netherlands was spared the major druglinked HIV epidemic that devastated drug users and their families in other European countries. An important element of this success, at times, was not only pragmatic national policy but also the degree of autonomy that municipal officials had to exercise of practices that did not conform to the letter of the law.None of this was without its challenges. For example, while the coffee shops provided a venue for safe and controlled consumption of cannabis without exposing consumers to harmful hard drug scenes, successive governments have not successfully addressed the so-called back door problem -- coffee shops being supplied with cannabis by an illegal market. While there were instances of popular support for the complete legalization or government regulation of the cannabis market, which would address this problem, there were always political challenges to securing such a policy. Though confidently preserving the core of their policy and continuing to focus on reduction of individual and social drug-related harm, successive Dutch governments have felt international pressure to not "step over the line" into areas such as legalization and regulation of drugs. In addition, attempts to address drug tourism by making coffee shops exclusive Dutch-only clubs seem to create more problems than they solve, evoking opposition from proprietors, patrons, civil society, legal experts and city mayors alike.Nevertheless, some municipalities continue to complain of drug tourism while enjoying the substantial revenue generated by coffee shops.This report is an in-depth analysis of the politics and the practicalities that enabled or led the Dutch authorities at national and local levels to make the drug policy decisions that have shaped the lives of people who use or are otherwise affected by drugs in the Netherlands. It is the authors' hope that it will be of use to those outside the Netherlands, in government and civil society, who seek drug policy solutions that are respectful of human rights and based strongly in science and good public health practice. If there is one lesson to take away from the Dutch experience, it is that when taking steps toward regulating cannabis or other psychoactive substances meant for human consumption, these should include the entire chain of supply, from production to consumption
Bernard Van Leer Foundation;
This study has been carried out on behalf of the Bernard van Leer Foundation in order to gain more insight into the current theories and practices in relation to parental involvement in early learning in the Netherlands. It is based on national and international research literature, policy reports, as well as discussions with key informants which took place between September 2011 and January 2012. The study has been carried out around a number of key questions: Why involve parents in early learning? What factors need to be taken into account?; What are the current policies and provision for parental involvement in early learning in the Netherlands? What do we learn about parental involvement from case studies of good practice?
Central Bureau Fondsenwerving (CBF);
Since 1995, the Central Bureau Fonsenwerving (CBF) has awarded "Quality Standard Labels" to organisations they feel that maintain a high standard of transparency in fundraising activities, an element they consider important for justifying their existence. This document contains the list of standards by which the organisations are evaluated.
Vereniging van Fondsen in Nederland (FIN);
This document was published as a support for those who are involved in the working of a governing board. Divided into modules, it defines the activities for which governing boards are in charge, as well as the different phases of development with which boards can be faced. It also develops the competences of profession strengths which are related to governance, for example, the daily management with commissions. Questions at the end of each module intend to help readers to deepen their own reflection.
This report presents the findings of the programme evaluation on HIV/AIDS commissioned by the Dutch Co-Financing Agencies Cordaid, Hivos, Icco, Novib and Plan Netherlands. It is the fifth study in a series of programme evaluations organised during the period 2003-2006 by the MBN, the Network of Co-Financing Agencies (CFA's) in the Netherlands.
This research project aims to provide data on the size of the nonprofit sector and the value of philanthropy in the Netherlands, demonstrating the substantial potential for major gift fundraising. This study was based on interviews of more than twenty nonprofit partners as well as donors, advisers and other contacts. The sections deal with the key characteristics of major donors in the Netherlands, their motivations and expectations, the strategies for development and prospective new ways of financing NPOs as well as the "barriers" preventing the development of major gift fundraising. Online references are included.
This presentation outlines a tri-city project aimed to improve the information that EU migrants have about their right to access special non-contributory benefits.
Centrum voor filantropische studies van VU Amsterdam;
Philanthropy in the Netherlands is a large-scale research with the aim of bringing the different worlds of experience of non-profit organizations and major donors to map and build a bridge that brings them closer to each other. This study addresses the relationship between large donors and nonprofit organizations, and the expectations they have in this regard. More than 1,300 respondents participated in the online survey and 40 in depth interviews.
The Dutch home-care provider Buurtzorg Nederland has attracted widespread interest for its innovative use of self-governing nurse teams. Rather than relying on different types of personnel to provide individual services—the approach taken by most home health providers—Buurtzorg expects its nurses to deliver the full range of medical and support services to clients. Buurtzorg has earned high patient and employee ratings and appears to provide high-quality home care at lower cost than other organizations. This case study reviews Buurtzorg's approach and performance thus far and considers how this model of care might be adapted for the United States.