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The Knowledge Zone and AMFO. What is AMFO ?. Stichting Antilliaanse Medefinancierings Organisatie; AMFO stands for the promotion of sustainable social development with a strong emphasis on poverty reduction (poverty alleviation);

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what is amfo

What is AMFO ?

Stichting Antilliaanse Medefinancierings Organisatie;

AMFO stands for the promotion of sustainable social development with a strong emphasis on poverty reduction (poverty alleviation);

The chance for work and the possibility to work are central;

By rightful and effective management and approval of financial means to projects and programs of NGOs on the Netherlands Antilles;Non Governmental Organizations (until 2011);

The means are made available by the Dutch Government. (Ministerie van BZK)

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working area and themes
Working area and Themes
  • The working area until 2011 is the Neth. Antilles (with offices on Curaçao, Sint Maarten and Bonaire);
  • After 2010 we will continue with the countries Curaçao en Sint Maarten;
  • The main themes are: Poverty reduction, Care and welfare , Formation and Education.

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target groups
Target Groups
  • Youth 55%
  • Elderly 10%
  • Patients and handicapped 5%
  • Single parent households 5%
  • Others (like integral neighborhood

approach) 25%

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distribution code
Distribution Code

Up to 2010 after 2010

Available 9.5 mil € 6.5 mil €

  • Curaçao 50% 64%
  • Sint Maarten 28% 36%
  • Bonaire 12%
  • Statia 5%
  • Saba 5%

Uneven reduction due to BES islands

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strength and weaknesses amfo
Strength and weaknesses AMFO

+Availableknowledge and expertise with NGO’s and social development;

+ Strong separation between guidance and approval;

+ Wide network within the field of NGO’s;

+ Good and clear accountability;

  • Somewhat isolated;
  • Insufficiently embedded within government policies;
  • Insufficiently in line with comparable project and institutions.

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challenges 2011 2012
Challenges 2011 - 2012
  • Shift from problem solving to prevention;
  • Stimulation of innovation, creativity and independency of NGO’s and their target groups;
  • Fine tuning of policy, programs and projects with the new countries Sint Maarten and Curaçao;
  • High degree of cooperation and fine tuning with other comparable organizations like USONA, Reda Social en Samenwerkende Fondsen;
  • To share knowledge with especially UNA.(see memorandum of Understanding UNA september 2010).

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the una and amfo but also sociaal kenniscentrum and cbs
The UNA and AMFObut also SociaalKenniscentrum and CBS
  • Input of scientifical insights which are relevant for AMFO projects;
  • New insights in measuring of results and responsabilisation of social projects;
  • Statistical social information with an emphasis on neighborhoods;
  • Giving output on problems from the field;
  • Which interventions have positive results;
  • The creation of a study group for the research of possibilities;
  • The creation of a practical knowledge base for students/stagiars;
  • De millennium development goals are central for UNA as well as AMFO.

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thanks danki
Thanks / Danki !

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