INDEPTH hosts UNFPA- NIDI project official

20 Jan 2017

On 16 January 2016 Dr. Erik Beekink (pictured) from the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI) in The Hague visited the Resource and Training Centre (iRTC) in Accra for consultations on possible INDEPTH involvement in a family planning project.

 NIDI is the national demographic institute of the Netherlands and was founded in 1970. NIDI became an institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) in 2003 and is the only social science institute of the Academy. Since 2014 NIDI is also affiliated with the University of Groningen (RUG).

The INDEPTH Executive Director Prof. Osman Sankoh introduced Dr. Beekink to iRTC staff and made a short presentation to give the visitor an overview of INDEPTH activities.  Dr. Beekink  then gave the background of a project that his institution is partnering with the UNFPA, namely UNFPA-NIDI Resource Tracking Project on Family Planning Expenditures. He said since 2014 the project tracks in detail family planning expenditures. Further discussions followed on the possibility of involving INDEPTH in the project.