Beeld: Bas Kijzers

Advice: State of knowledge - Restoring the value of knowledge and expertise in policy and politics

The Netherlands is a country rich in knowledge, but there are challenges in ensuring that government policy is always properly informed by that knowledge. As a result, the Netherlands is missing out on opportunities to make policy more effective and improve its public services. Although the government has taken some steps on the path to better embedding of knowledge, much more needs to be done. That is the subject of this report.

Which next steps should government and parliament take on the path to a better embedment of knowledge in policy processes? How can government ministries, executive agencies and parliament, and the people who work there, be better equipped to utilise knowledge in policy?

The infographic below shows the recommendations in more detail.