Areas of expertise:

  • private sector and SME development
  • value chain selection, analysis and development
  • programme and project management
  • monitoring, evaluation and reporting

As consultant and researcher, Annelien has worked in international development over 10 years. She has worked on SME development and entrepreneurship, value chains, programme/project management, research and monitoring and evaluation of development programs.

Before joining F&S, Annelien has worked as a researcher at Utrecht University and as consultant for various development organizations. From 2015-2018, Annelien was based in Addis Ababa and worked on private sector and SME development in Ethiopia. Her main work experience is in East, West and North Africa, India, Suriname and the Netherlands.

Annelien holds a research Masters degree in Human Geography and Planning (Utrecht University, NL) with a specialization in International Development Studies.