• Bridging theory and practice

  • Creating lasting learning effect

  • Passionate about our work

  • Contributing to your social impact

International expertise, local presence

Our pool of experts around the world combines international quality standards with local knowledge and responds to your working realities. We are continuously challenging ourselves to provide you with the best service possible. We consistently reflect on the quality of our work, and explore new approaches to keep abreast with our changing world. 

Meet our experts

  • Expertise
    • Custom Designed Training
    • Organisation and People Management
    • Programme and Project Management

    Matthijs van den Broek

    Director Vietnam office
  • Expertise
    • Evaluation
    • Organisation and People Management
    • Programme and Project Management

    Mike Zuijderduijn

    Managing Director
  • Expertise
    • Custom Designed Training
    • Evaluation
    • Programme and Project Management

    Susanne van Lieshout

    Director Kenya office
  • Expertise
    • Custom Designed Training
    • Evaluation
    • Organisation and People Management

    Thilakan Sathasivam

    Director Bangladesh office
  • Expertise
    • Custom Designed Training
    • Organisation and People Management

    Niek Bakker

    Trainer / Consultant
  • Expertise
    • Evaluation
    • Programme and Project Management

    Irma Alpenidze

    Trainer / Consultant
  • Expertise
    • Advocacy and Policy Influencing
    • Evaluation
    • Programme and Project Management

    Saskia Brand

    Close associate
  • Expertise
    • Custom Designed Training
    • Programme and Project Management

    Sam Boering

    Trainer / Consultant
  • Expertise
    • Advocacy and Policy Influencing
    • Enterprising Partner
    • Resource Mobilisation

    Richard Yeboah

    Director Ghana office
  • Expertise
    • Enterprising Partner
    • Evaluation
    • Programme and Project Management

    Bart van Halteren

    Regional Director Asia
  • Expertise
    • Enterprising Partner
    • Organisation and People Management
    • Programme and Project Management

    Herman Snelder

    Shareholder and Consultant
  • Expertise
    • Custom Designed Training
    • Organisation and People Management
    • Programme and Project Management

    Dick van Blitterswijk

    Director Netherlands Office
  • Expertise
    • Custom Designed Training
    • Enterprising Partner
    • Programme and Project Management

    Marie-José Niesten

    Senior Trainer / Consultant
  • Expertise
    • Organisation and People Management
    • Programme and Project Management

    Willem Kevenaar

    Trainer / Consultant
  • Expertise
    • Custom Designed Training
    • Organisation and People Management
    • Programme and Project Management

    Ineke Ann Pitts

    Senior Trainer/Consultant
  • Expertise
    • Organisation and People Management
    • Programme and Project Management

    Ingrid Plag

    Managing Partner

Our clients

News

  • Philipp Bienek

    Struggles of a trainer

    Trainers like to conduct training where most energy starts to flow. However, if you want your training to have a longer-term effect, you also need to think up front about what is needed, how to design the training and what to do when it is delivered. Philipp Bienek, former participant from the Training & Facilitation Skills course, explores in further depth in the first part of the mini-series: prepare by acquiring knowledge about the participants’ needs and how to read between the lines.

    news13 Jan 2020
  • Evaluations – making a virtue of necessity II

    This article is the second part of a longer article on virtuous evaluations. Last week our MDF Global director Mike Zuijderduijn wrote about the virtuous features on the process-side of Lobby and Advocacy evaluations; speaking the right language, going beyond reports that are read by only a few, and shifting from judging to an appreciative approach. This week Mike dives deeper into the content of a virtuous evaluation.

    news14 Nov 2019
  • Reports

    Evaluations – making a virtue of necessity

    In the past few years, the MDF evaluation team undertook Mid-term Reviews of several Strategic Partnerships under the Dialogue and Dissent programmes financed by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. A reflection on these experiences inspired the writing of this article calling for more ‘virtuous evaluations’. 

    news06 Nov 2019