WOTRO is the science division within the Netherlands Organizations for Scientific Research (NWO), and supports scientific research on development issues, in particular poverty alleviation and sustainable development.

The mission of WOTRO is to initiate, enhance and fund scientific research for the benefit of development and societal issues of local and global concern in developing countries. WOTRO acts at the interface of the Dutch government, the academic world and the arena of development organisations. Its scope includes all low and middle-income countries, and it receives substantial funding from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


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