Market systems development for emerging economies

Paul Weijers is a Private Sector Development advisor who started his work in development cooperation in 1987. He has been leading in developing and testing market systems in a range of projects in Asia and Africa, while integrated comprehensive and credible planning and monitoring systems aligned with the DCED Standard for Results Measurement. Recently, he was Team Leader of a £21 million TVET market systems development project of DFID in Bangladesh (Sudokkho), in which stimulating the involvement of the private sector was key to sustainability and impact at scale. Subsequently, he stayed in Bangladesh as Team Leader of a GIZ project for sustainable economic growth strategies in the textile sector. Since March 2020, he is Team Leader of a GIZ-EU project in Ethiopia, in charge of a TVET programme for the agro-processing industry (Click here for downloading Paul’s CV).