Benedict Wauters (External Expert)
Director, Innovation and Impact Evaluation, ESF Department, Flemish Ministry for Labour and Social Economy
Benedict Wauters is an expert in strategy/policy/programme/project formulation, implementation and evaluation as well as organisational development. He has worked for more than 15 years in and for multilateral public institutions (e.g. United Nations, OECD, European Commission), regional and national government departments (e.g. Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dutch Ministry of Transport, and the Belgian Regional Governments of Flanders, Brussels and Wallonia), local government (e.g. City of Antwerp) as well as NGOs and public corporations (including Greenpeace, the Flemish port of Ghent, the Dutch National Railway Company etc.).
Currently, he is responsible for innovation, impact evaluation and methodology at the European Social Fund (ESF) department in the Flemish Ministry for Labour and Social Economy (Belgium). In addition, he has led for five years the EU-wide Community of Practice on results-based management. In this capacity, he also contributed to the European Commission’s new toolbox on quality of public administration. Currently, he is leading the trans-national network on public administration and governance on behalf of the EC.
He has been active as a consultant for Deloitte Consulting in Belgium, the Policy Research Corporation in the Netherlands and as an independent expert. In addition, he has been a lecturer at the Rotterdam Business School, teaching strategy, risk management and research methodology in the Master and MBA programmes and chairing the school’s curriculum board, lectured at the Haagse Hogeschool in The Hague on external risk management in the Master programme on risk management and was responsible at the Antwerp Management School for the skills lab in evaluation for the Master in Public Management.
He is a frequent lecturer at the European Institute for Public Administration in Maastricht on Public Sector Management, Evaluation and European Structural and Investment Funds.