Project reviews and evaluations

With its specific expertise and practical experience in various fields mostly related to the core CIS programmes, CIS staff is well-positioned to undertake evaluation studies, feasibility studies and desk studies, either as sole assignments or in the context of projects. For assignments outside of Europe, we usually prefer collaboration with national experts in review teams and if necessary we can mobilise additional expertise within VU Amsterdam. Some examples:

The Netherlands, Ghana, Kenya, Myanmar, Indonesia, and South Africa, 2020 October – 2021 JuneGeodata for Agriculture and Water (G4AW) Evaluation, by Dr Ben Sonneveld (ACWFS/Athena) and Dr Denyse Snelder (CIS) in collaboration with PwC and national experts from Ghana, Kenya, Myanmar, Indonesia and South Africa in collaboration with PwC and national experts 
The Netherlands, 2017 January – MarchEvidence of impact of shade trees in cocoa, coffee and tea plantations. A State-of-the-art desk study, by Dr Denyse Snelder, Aysegul Cil, Dr Emma van der Zanden and Daan Verstand 
The Netherlands, 2015 October – 2016 FebruaryMid-Term Review INCLUDE Knowledge Platform on Inclusive Development Policies, by Dr Henk van den Heuvel, Dr Mobolaji Obadeyi, and Dr Marije Geldof
Vietnam, 2014 AprilMid-term review of POHE project, Strengthening Profession Oriented Higher Education in Vietnam (NICHE/VNM/103), by Dr Henk van den Heuvel and Herman Snelder (MDF Training & Consultancy)
Kenya, South Africa, Mauritius, Nigeria / 2013 April - August  External reviewer of the Netherlands government funded project Stimulating a culture of scientific and technological excellence in Africa commissioned by the Network of African Science Academies (NASAC), by Dr Henk van den Heuvel and Dr Mobolaji Obadeyi from Nigeria