• 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

    Niek Bakker

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

    Ingrid Plag

    Managing Partner
  • Expertise
    • Custom Designed Training
    • Enterprising Partner
    • Organisation and People Management

    Selemani Zéphirin

    Codirector DR Congo office
  • Expertise
    • Advocacy and Policy Influencing
    • Organisation and People Management
    • Programme and Project Management

    Miriam Lindwer

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

    Irma Alpenidze

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

    Sam Boering

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

    Thilakan Sathasivam

    Director Bangladesh office
  • Expertise
    • Evaluation
    • Programme and Project Management
    • Resource Mobilisation

    Roberto Trevini Bellini

    Director Brussels 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
    • 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
    • Custom Designed Training
    • Organisation and People Management
    • Programme and Project Management

    Dick van Blitterswijk

    Director Netherlands Office

Our clients

News

  • Education support for real impact: the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) project in the College of Agriculture Education

    Have you ever looked at the impact of a project in the education sector? If not, we have a nice story to present about the perceived impact of the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) project.

    news13 Dec 2021
  • Let’s Spice Up Evaluations​ - Dutch Relief Alliance Innovation Fund

    ​Here at MDF, we just completed an evaluation assignment in which we supported the Dutch Relief Alliance (DRA), a consortium of 14 Dutch NGOs working in the humanitarian sector, along their journey to learn from the innovation fund that supported 21 projects in the past four years. The valuable insights provided by the evaluation helped DRA in the operationalisation of innovative work for its new Strategic Plan for 2022-2026. ​

    blog15 Nov 2021
  • How Transect Walk methodology can help your team better understand environments to make wiser decisions

    A few weeks ago, I met with Chantal. She works for a youth forum in Palestine. I met her through our tailored capacity building programme for community-based organisations.  She leads an international team promoting environmentally friendly behaviour in the West Bank of Palestine. During the training, Chantal shared with me some issues she has been struggling with overhauling her working style from face-to-face to online.   

    Her main question was how to get the best out of the team when we hardly meet each other?   

    blog03 Nov 2021