National Growth Fund

Expected 14 October 2021
How can the economic growth leap envisaged by the Dutch National Growth Fund be optimally linked to the transitions in the physical environment?
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The Rli has decided to issue unsolicited advice on the National Growth Fund. The aim of the advice is to make recommendations on how the economic growth leap envisaged by the growth fund can be optimally linked to the transitions in the physical environment, in particular the transition towards a zero-carbon, circular and biodiverse economy. The advice focuses on the issue of whether the current design and intended investments offer prospects for achieving a long-term earning capacity and a sustainable future economy, and which improvements are possible in the future rounds of the growth fund. For this purpose, the Council uses insights gained from its advisory work in recent years.

Maintaining prosperity and well-being in the Netherlands cannot be taken for granted and the way in which future economic development is shaped will have to be inextricably linked to transitions in the physical environment. An investment agenda can make a significant contribution to future prosperity if it also helps to support, accelerate and direct the required transitions.

This unsolicited advice allows the Council to make a positive contribution to further increasing the impact of the growth fund.


The Council will issue its advisory report at 14 October 2021.

Composition of Council committee

Jan Jaap de Graeff (chair)
Pallas Agterberg
Erik Verhoef
André van der Zande

Information or response: 

For more information or to respond on this topic, please contact Bart Swanenvleugel, project leader: +31 (0)6 5201 2691.