An assessment of the pros and cons leads us to conclude that continuing the current Dutch policy without adjustments is not desirable. In order to move ahead, three scenarios are possible:
1. The use of PSCs remains illegal. The requirements for VPD deployment should then be more flexible, the delivery time should be shorter, and the costs should be further reduced.
2. The practice of VPD deployment remains the backbone of Dutch policy, but in addition the use of PSCs (either insourced as a government task, or privately contracted) is admitted under strict criteria and oversight mechanisms.
3. The policy of VPD deployment...