Public Knowledge Organisations in the Netherlands

Facts and Figures of Public Knowledge Organisations.

This publication provides a factual overview of a group of knowledge-based organisations that have so far received little attention as part of the Dutch knowledge infrastructure. We call them ‘public knowledge organisations’ (PKOs) because they play a public role and have a wide-ranging set of knowledge-driven tasks. Until now, there was no framework for describing and understanding the role and position of these organisations. The Rathenau Institute is publishing this issue of its Facts & Figures series to fill this gap and, in doing so, to draw attention to this vital component of the Dutch knowledge infrastructure.