Drs Marieke de Wal

Since 2014, Marieke de Wal is managing director of the Partnerships Resource Centre.

Her approach can be characterized by pro-active social stakeholder engagement in all phases of research – design, implementation (data-collection), validation (sense-making), and dissemination (publication of lessons and insights and tool development). She was involved in Promoting Effective Partnering (PEP), a knowledge sharing initiative, inspired by the inquiry ‘what will it take to unleash the partnering potential for the SDGs?’ PEP aims to promote better access to proven partnering knowledge and to identify and fill gaps in expertise. Marieke was coordinating PPPLab, a learning initiative which aims to extract and co-create knowledge and methodological lessons from and on PPPs that can be used to improve both implementation and policy.

Currently, she is involved in several action research projects, including the strategy development of the Global Diplomacy Lab (GDL), an international member-driven platform that explores a new and more inclusive diplomacy which goes beyond traditional politics.

Before joining PrC, Marieke was managing consultant at the Dutch consultancy firm Berenschot where she specialised in process evaluation studies and public-private partnerships. Marieke is an accredited member of the Partnership Brokers Association (PBA). She studied Philosophy at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands.