In The Netherlands, the CPB (literally translated: ‘Central Planning Bureau’), analyses the effects of current and future government policies. Research at CPB is carried out on CPB’s own initiative, or at the request of the government, parliament, individual members of parliament, national trade unions or employers' federations. In our intitiative called the Open Planning Bureau, the commons played a central role: the collaborative model to manage cities, land and data.
General elections of 2017
How can we measure the effects of the election programmes of our political parties? Traditionally, it is the CPB that calculates the effects of all ideas and wishes. But are the models that CPB uses still up to date? Can you solve problems within the same system that created them? Can we count on endless economic growth and market forces, or should we shift our focus?
The Open Planning Bureau organized a number of public meetings in the Dutch context of the national elections of 2017, to find out how the election programmes scored and what our findings are.
More information about the project can be found on the Dutch version of this page.