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, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe


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