In the past years we’ve conducted several research assignments in the area of international cooperation. Please find below an overview of our ongoing and completed assignments, as well as a list of publications and reports.

Assignments

TitleCommissioned byPeriod of implementation
Sub-Saharan Africa.‘Accelerating Poverty Reduction in Africa – Moving Beyond the Farm’.The World BankNovember 2016 – February 2017 (ongoing)
Chile. Teacher’s supply and demand projections for the next 10 years in Chile.Ministry of Education, Republic of Chile and the World Bank.November 2016 – April 2017 (ongoing)
Colombia, South Africa, Vietnam, The Netherlands. Mid-Term Evaluation of the Dutch Transition Facility.Netherlands ministry of Economic Affairs through Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl).April – December 2016
Effectiveness study Fund Emerging Markets for Development (FOM-OS). Guatemala case study horticultural seed production.Entrepreneurial Development Bank FMO through lead partner Ecorys Netherlands.February – April 2016 (ongoing)
Impact Evaluations for the Sustainable Water Fund (FDW)Department of Climate, Energy, Environment and Water of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign AffairsJune 2014 – December 2018 (ongoing)
Bolivia, Guatemala – Evaluation of the Impact of Ending Support, country studiesPolicy and Operations Evaluation Department of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign AffairsOctober 2014 – January 2016
Evaluation Foundation Netherlands Senior Experts (PUM) 2012-2015Sustainable Economic Development Division, Netherlands Ministry of Foreign AffairsOctober 2015 – June 2016
Regional seminar in Rwanda on linkages between the European Fundamental Values, budget support and policy dialogue.European Commission through lead partner ADE Belgium.
Hosted by the Delegation of the European Union in Rwanda.
January – February 2016
ORET Evaluation 2007-2012Policy and Operations Evaluation Department of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign AffairsJanuary 2014 -May 2015
Netherlands, El Salvador – Comparative study among various Latin American countries on the relations between Parliament and the Supreme Audit Institute in their oversight role.Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit Lead partner: Ecorys NetherlandsApril – December 2014
Namibia – Tailor-made course on budget support to the National Planning Commission, the ministry of Finance and two line ministries. Delegation of the European Union in Namibia Lead partner: ICON Institute, GermanySeptember 2013
Grenada – Labour Market Needs Assessment in the framework of the OECS Skills for Inclusive Growth Project.Government of Grenada; the World BankJune 2013 – May 2014
Advisory and support services for setting up evaluation studies of major programmes in the area of private sector development of the Dutch development cooperation.Department of Sustainable Development of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign AffairsApril – November 2013
Providing advice on application of baselines and control groups in monitoring and evaluation of the Private Sector Investment programme for developing countries.Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl)September 2012 – January 2013
Guatemala – Team leader of the evaluation of NUFFIC institutional support to the Instituto Nacional de Administración Pública (INAP) of Guatemala.Management for Development Foundation, the NetherlandsSeptember – November 2012
Belgium, Jordan, Dominican Republic – Course development and delivery (8 times) on budget support. Training as component of the Programme and Project Cycle Management programme.European Commission Lead partner: ADE BelgiumJanuary 2012 -February 2015
Course developer and trainer of series of courses related to public finance management.Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ Akademie)2011 – 2014
Nepal – Co-developer and trainer of tailor-made course for DfID staff and their counterparts on Public Finance Management and Fiduciary Risk Assessment.Department for International Development (United Kingdom)Lead partner: Ecorys NetherlandsNovember 2011
Surinam – Team leader of the evaluation of the Surinamese-Netherlands Twinning Facility (UTSN).Policy and Operations Evaluation Department of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign AffairsMarch – November 2011
Spain, Bolivia – Team leader, course developer and trainer of courses in the area of advanced Public Finance Management and macro-economics.Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional al DesarrolloApril – September 2010
Netherlands, Indonesia, Burkina Faso, Rwanda and Senegal – Policy review on the Dutch contribution to renewable energy and development. Policy review and eight rigorous impact analyses and two qualitative studies of public (development) finance support to the (renewable) energy sector.Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Policy and Operations Evaluation DepartmentJanuary 2010 – August 2015
Indonesia, Burkina Faso, Rwanda and Senegal – Director of eight  impact analyses of public (development) finance support to the energy sector. Implementation of systematic literature review according to the Campbell Collaboration protocol. Policy analysis.Policy and Operations Evaluation Department of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign AffairsJanuary 2010-2015
Austria, Nicaragua – Team leader of evaluation of effectiveness and efficiency of Austrian budget support mechanisms.Austrian Development Agency Lead partner: Ecorys, the NetherlandsJanuary-July 2010

Publications

Reports

  • van der Windt, N., A. Otgaar, M. Heydenreich, N. de Jong, H. Slegtenhorst and J.J. Witte, Evaluation Foundation Netherlands Senior Experts (PUM) 2012-2015. Final report. An independent evaluation study commissioned by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Rotterdam: Erasmus University, June 2016.
  • de Jong, N., and de Koning, J.. Grenada Labour Market Needs Assessment. Report commissioned by the World Bank and the Government of Grenada in the framework of the Skills for Inclusive Growth project. Rotterdam: SEOR and ERBS, May 2014.
  • Maas, K., de Jong, N, Vermeulen, M. and Kurpierz, S.. The application of baselines and control groups in PSI Monitoring & Evaluation. What are potential counterfactuals? Report commissioned by NL Agency. Rotterdam: Erasmus School of Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam, January 2013.
  • Cornelissen, W.J., de Groot, A and Rothmann, I. Comparative Review of Austrian Development Co-operation’s Budget Support Operations, Final Synthesis Report. September 2010. Austrian Development Cooperation.
  • Cornelissen, W.J., DeFranco, M.  Comparative Review of Austrian Development Co-operation’s Budget Support Operations, Nicaragua Country report. September 2010. Austrian Development Cooperation.