Dolf Noppen

Dolf Noppen


Dolf has more than 30 years’ experience as a sociologist, regional planner and institutional specialist. His services span the full project cycle, covering both rural and urban development and a number of environment sub-sectors, with a strong focus on evaluation, multi-sectoral studies, and socio-environmental impact.

He holds a B.Sc in Sociology, and an M.A. in Anthropology. Long-term in-country management/technical assistance positions include: Botswana (1976-1980), Zambia (1981-1987), and South Africa (1995-1996). Shorter term assignments have focused heavily on environmental issues including: sustainable management; nature protection and biodiversity; urban environment; climate change; marine environment; water & waste management; green economy; and environmental risks/disaster management. Dolf’s experience includes a number of major evaluations and poverty and socio-economic impact studies, relating to service delivery (water, environment & energy, transport & access; and infrastructure), a number of which have been published.

Core Areas

  • Agricultural development
  • Natural resources management
  • Water supply and sanitation
  • Environment, energy and climate
  • Transport and access
  • Decentralisation and local governance
  • Human Rights Based Approaches (HRBA)

Expertise and Services

  • Monitoring, planning, management and reviews
  • Quality Assurance (QA)
  • Logical Framework Approach (LFA)
  • Formulation
  • Appraisal
  • Review

Country Experience

Asia: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam
Latin America: Bolivia, Barbados, Dutch Caribbean (Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, St. Martin, St. Eustatius, Saba)
Sub-Saharan Africa: Botswana, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea (Conakry), Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mayotte (French OCT), Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, The Gambia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe


English: Native
Dutch: Fluent
French: Fluent
Spanish: Proficient