• 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
    • Enterprising Partner
    • Evaluation
    • Programme and Project Management

    Bart van Halteren

    Regional Director Asia
  • Expertise
    • Advocacy and Policy Influencing
    • Organisation and People Management
    • Programme and Project Management

    Miriam Lindwer

    Branch Director, Myanmar office
  • Expertise
    • Evaluation
    • Organisation and People Management
    • Programme and Project Management

    Mike Zuijderduijn

    Managing Director
  • Expertise
    • Organisation and People Management
    • Programme and Project Management

    Ingrid Plag

    Managing Partner
  • Expertise
    • Evaluation
    • Programme and Project Management

    Irma Alpenidze

    Senior Trainer / Consultant
  • Expertise
    • Custom Designed Training
    • Evaluation
    • Organisation and People Management

    Thilakan Sathasivam

    Director Bangladesh office
  • Expertise
    • Custom Designed Training
    • Enterprising Partner
    • Programme and Project Management

    Marie-José Niesten

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

    Dick van Blitterswijk

    Director Netherlands Office
  • Expertise
    • Advocacy and Policy Influencing
    • Enterprising Partner
    • Resource Mobilisation

    Richard Yeboah

    Director Ghana office
  • Expertise
    • Custom Designed Training
    • Evaluation
    • Programme and Project Management

    Susanne van Lieshout

    Director Kenya office
  • Expertise
    • Custom Designed Training
    • Programme and Project Management

    Sam Boering

    Senior Trainer / Consultant
  • Expertise
    • Custom Designed Training
    • Enterprising Partner
    • Organisation and People Management

    Selemani Zéphirin

    Codirector DR Congo office
  • Expertise
    • Custom Designed Training
    • Organisation and People Management

    Niek Bakker

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

    Maddalena Bearzotti

    Director Brussels office

Our clients

News

  • Project Management in TVET: from the eyes of a Project Manager

    "The need for skills development and an effective yet responsive TVET sector remains an area of interest and investment.... I believe that a partnership-building approach is best for tackling a sector that is so vast." Eva Kimani, our Project Manager at MDF Nairobi office, sheds light on her experience in managing TVET projects in Africa and MDF's approach and capacity in the sector. Find out more. 

    blog30 Jul 2020
  • Test the Advocacy and Policy Influencing cycle

    When planning an advocacy intervention you might turn to the project cycle as a starting point. We at MDF developed a cycle that is designed specifically for advocacy and policy influencing initiatives: the API cycle.

    news15 Jul 2020
  • Proposal writing: six online resources our trainees love

    At MDF, we have perfected proposal writing through our extensive experience over a period of 35 years! We have compiled six online resources that our trainees love that will go a long way in improving your proposal writing. Find out more…

    blog09 Jul 2020