Increasing transparency

Stakeholder engagement is becoming increasingly important amid a general increase in focus on private sector development and on concrete and measurable development impact.

The Dutch government installed in 2010 shows a clear preference for private sector investment. At the same time, it expects more reporting on development outcomes from our investments, such as numbers of jobs created or tax income generated.

Non-governmental organizations (NGOs), too, increasingly focus on the development impact and environmental and social aspects related to private sector investing.

These shifts mean transparency in communicating on how development impact is achieved and measured is becoming more important FMO. FMO has a special scheme in place to liaise with the government and NGOs, involving the Management Board and representatives from the Communications and Sustainability departments, as well as the front office.