The Technology Pact Monitor is the main instrument for monitoring the progress towards the objectives of the Dutch national STEM strategy: the Technology Pact 2013-2020. The Technology Pact is a multi-stakeholder initative lead by three national ministries (Economic Affairs, Education and Social Affairs and supported by over 60 partners from government, industry and education including employer organisations, labour unions, the education sectors. non-profit organisations and the regions. The objectives of the Technology Pact are divided into three main tracks that cover the entire 'talent pipeline':
The Technology Pact is coordinated by the Dutch national STEM platform (PTvT) which also coordinates the development of the Technology Pact Monitor. The Technology Pact Monitor measures the progress towards the Technology Pact's objectives and forms the basis for the yearly progress report to the Dutch parliament. Since 2017 the Technology Pact Monitor is published digitally, allowing users more freedom in selecting data (e.g. by zooming in on a specific region or city). This makes the Monitor more useful for external stakeholders (e.g. regional policy makers, schools). The most important trends are summarised yearly in a 'highlights infographic' (see background documents).
The main objective of the Technology Pact monitor is to measure the progress towards the objectives of the Technology Pact. The main indicators are subdivided into several categories (each with their own webpage) which are updated and/or expanded in parallel to the Technology Pact objectives. The 2020 edition of the Technology Pact monitor covers the following categories:
In addition, the Technology Pact Monitor provides data and information on programmes and initiatives that directly support the objectives of the Technology Pact (see below).
The Technology Pact monitor is the primary monitoring instrument used to measure the progress towards the objectives of the current Dutch national STEM strategy ('Technology Pact 2013 - 2020') and forms the basis of the government's yearly progress report to the Dutch parliament. The Technology Pact monitor also includes data and information about programmes and initiatives that directly contribute to the objectives of the Technology Pact.
The main conclusions of the 2020 edition of the Technology Pact Monitor are summarised in the 'Highlights' infographic (see background documents). The main conclusions of the 2020 edition of the Technology Pact Monitor were:
The Technology Pact Monitor utilises a wide variety of data sources, including administrative data from various natonal government agencies. These include:
To provide more context to the trends identified in the Monitor, it also reports key facts and figures about programmes that directly contribute to the objectives of the Technology Pact from a variety of organisations. Examples of these are on participation data (e.g. number of schools, teachers, students, companies involved), individual case studies and information about the types of activities and initiatives and their impact (e.g. the differences in the average results of so-called 'Technasium' secondary schools with a stronger focus on STEM compared to non-Technasium schools).
As described above, the indicators used in the Technology Pact Monitor are divided into eight categories. Additional filters can be applied to most indicators to create custom reports (e.g. by gender, municipality, region, etc.).
Pre-VET secondary education (vmbo)
Pre-HE secondary education (havo-vwo)
Vocational education and training (VET)
Higher education (HE)
Labour market demand / shortages
Data used in the Technology Pact Monitor is currently not available in an Application Programming Interface (API). Selected data can be downloaded in 'pivot tables' available on the Technology Pact Monitor Website (Dutch only).