• Worldwide team of experts

  • International expertise, local presence

  • Strategic and thematic expertise

  • Contributing to your social impact

We have 35+ years of experience in skills development, results-oriented project management and impact consultancy in the international arena. Our work as partners and in consortia typically fits into at least one of the following services: 

  • Social business proposal development
  • Skills development and training
  • Results-based project management 
  • Impact consultancy 

 

1. Social business proposal development

Are you looking for finance, reliable partners, or concepts to make your project operational? Share your challenge and we can help you to achieve the social impact that you are striving for. Together, we can help you to develop a financially sustainable business case that leads to social change or income-generating activities. Finally, we can help to access the necessary funding to get you moving and reach sustainable goals. 


2. Skills development and training 

Are you looking for an expert in skills development to improve your business operations? We apply a market-driven approach to skills development with proven tools and methodologies focused on learning that strengthen education-industry linkages. Our expertise focuses on technical and vocational education and training (TVET), youth employment and entrepreneurship. Read more about our custom designed training here.


3. Results-based project management 

Do you find that overall contract management is not your cup of tea? Leave this up to us. Our office in the Netherlands is ISO9001 certified. We are a trusted partner in consortia, leading and managing donor relationships, establishing results-based monitoring and evaluation systems, and most importantly handling all of the details. With a global network of twelve offices delivering services in more than 50 countries, our project management experts carefully take into account the relevant contextual, cultural and gender considerations. Learn more here.


4. Impact consultancy

Are you looking to improve the performance of your organisation or consortium? Look no further. Since our conception in 1984, we have been leaders in facilitation and evaluation in the international sector. This wealth of experience and knowledge is MDF-specific, and it constitutes one of the major reasons why our clients repeatedly choose us. We offer proven standardised tools and methodologies that empower people and create impact. Check out our evaluation and online training & facilitation services for more information. 

For more information on our approach and projects we have worked on, read our capability statement.

   

Our partners

                                 

 

Meet our experts

  • Expertise
    • Enterprising Partner
    • Programme and Project Management

    Kees van der Zanden

    Senior Trainer / Consultant
  • Expertise
    • Enterprising Partner
    • Programme and Project Management

    Anton Bloten

    Senior 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
    • Enterprising Partner
    • Programme and Project Management

    Marie-José Niesten

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

    René Vermeulen

    Trainer / Consultant
  • James Sablerolles

    Business Development Officer
  • Expertise
    • Custom Designed Training
    • Enterprising Partner
    • Organisation and People Management

    Lisa Freiburg

    Trainer / Consultant

Our clients