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Spring 2017 | Doing Democracy Differently

Spring 2017 | Doing Democracy Differently

SID-NL and NIMD Spring Debate Series: Doing Democracy Differently In our spring debate series, SID-NL and NIMD look at global and inspiring forms of new political engagement, with a link to the political developments in the Netherlands such as the elections campaign and the aftermath of the Dutch elections. A...
Fall 2016 | A Financial World without the Traditional Financial Institutions?

Fall 2016 | A Financial World without the Traditional Financial Institutions?

  The crisis of the banking sector triggered all sorts of new mechanisms for financing human action and investment. Together with new technological opportunities we see the emergence of new forms of financing. Especially in emerging economies interesting solutions are found. Bitcoins emerged as a pure digital form of financing, other initiatives act...
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13 December | Trivia Night

13 December | Trivia Night

Because of the steep decline in financial aid for organisations such as SID, in line with this Fall’s ‘A Financial World without the Traditional Financial Institutions?’ theme, we are launching our very own crowdfunding campaign. In order to continue our work, we need your help: support us so we can keep facilitating this platform for...
1 December | SID-NL Human Library

1 December | SID-NL Human Library

Help SID-NL raise funds for our SID-ISS Spring Debate Series on global development issues. Support us so we can keep facilitating this platform for debate, for people to gather, discuss ideas, and expand their knowledge.   As part of this campaign, we present to you: The ‘Human Library’, where you can lend out people instead of...
10 November | SID-NL Game Night

10 November | SID-NL Game Night

Because of the steep decline in financial aid for organisations such as SID, in line with this Fall’s ‘A Financial World without the Traditional Financial Institutions?’ theme, we are launching our very own crowdfunding campaign. In order to continue our work, we need your help: support us so we can keep facilitating this platform for...
24 November | SID NL Member Event "Increasingly Inclusive"

24 November | SID NL Member Event “Increasingly Inclusive”

SID NL Member Event “Increasingly Inclusive: The Importance of Involving All”   It is with pleasure that we invite you to our exclusive SID NL Member Special “Increasingly Inclusive: The Importance of Involving All” on Thursday 24th of November 2016 from 16:00 hrs till 18:00 hrs at the International Institute of Social Studies,  The Hague.  We are...
22 November | The Promises of FinTech:  A Future for the Financial System?

22 November | The Promises of FinTech: A Future for the Financial System?

Some believe that FinTech is the future of the financial system: innovative digital technologies aimed at making banking cheaper and more efficient. It may offer opportunities to connect supply and demand in the financial world without banks being ‘owners’ of financial flows. But is FinTech really a new way of transferring financial resources? Are digital...
Debates that Matter: Help fund our next Spring Debate Series!

Debates that Matter: Help fund our next Spring Debate Series!

Donate   SID-NL has been at the forefront for many years in shaping the debate on development questions and influencing decision-makers. We want to continue our impact on the world of development, as well as continue providing a platform for people to gather, discuss ideas and further expand their knowledge. To do so, we are...
25 October | A Future for the Financial System: Community Currencies?

25 October | A Future for the Financial System: Community Currencies?

  The traditional financial system was hit hard by the crisis. Banks are searching for answers and firing their staff, whilst new institutions are emerging. Informal banking and local currency systems are presented as potentially complementary systems, or even as alternatives. What exactly are these community currencies offering that banks are not? How have these...