KiM’s history and position

The Netherlands Institute for Transport Policy Analysis (KiM) is an independent institute within the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment. KiM supplies knowledge for use in the development and review of the ministry’s mobility policy. KiM also makes this knowledge freely available to third parties.

Establishment

KiM was established in September 2006. The former Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management (now Infrastructure and the Environment) needed systematic and well-substantiated analyses and studies of mobility policy that are not swayed by the political issues of the day. KiM delivers these analyses and studies.

Positioning

KiM is situated within the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment. This is the best way to ensure that our products are fully considered in the policymaking process. Being a part of the ministry makes it easier to interact directly with the policy directorates.

Cooperation with partners

KiM works with policy assessment agencies, knowledge institutes, universities and Rijkswaterstaat Water, Traffic and the Environment (RWS-WVL).

We have multiyear agreements with the policy assessment agencies for cooperation in areas of common interest and for an effective and efficient division of tasks. We cooperate with them by:

  • making the best use of each other’s expertise;
  • participating in each other’s feedback groups;
  • holding joint brainstorming sessions and critically reviewing each other’s products.

Outsourcing research

We outsource some of our research to commercial organisations and universities, and use the results in our research and knowledge-at-the-table activities.