Jaap Bijl

1989-95 SNV country director Burkina Faso
1996-present Independent institutional development consultant (mostly French speaking West Africa)
2001-06 Member, vice-chair and chair a.i. of RAWOO (Netherlands Development Assistance Research Council)
2003-present Founding member Laboratoire Citoyennetés (anthropological research for evidence-based policy in governance and citizenship in West Africa)
2004-present ECDPM programme associate
2013-present Gaston Berger University, Saint Louis, Senegal, 40 h course on consulting process design in master 2 LG and sustainable development course

Collaboration with ASC since 1972 (Jan Voorhoeve, Geert Diemer,  Rob Buitenhuijs, Klaas de Jonge, Gerti Hesseling, a.o.)

Research interest:
- evaluation of multi-level, multi-actor, institutional change processes (such as decentralisation)
- administrative reform (territorial and/or sectoral),
- inclusive communication,
- political, legal, administrative or social accountability,
- citizen voice (particularly of the illiterate and non official language speaking majority)
- ICTs in development

Key words: de facto social agenda construction, complex adaptive systems, citizenship, governance, local service provision and economic development, social entrepreneurs

Associate member
Gaston Berger University