Making policies work

Frauke de Weijer

  • Fragility and resilience
  • New Deal and g7+
  • Engaging civil society in fragile contexts
  • Institutional responses to conflict prevention and peacebuilding
  • African Peace and Security Architecture
  • Pastoralism and natural resource management


Frauke de Weijer, a Dutch national, is a programme associate at ECDPM. She previously worked as a Senior Policy Officer in the Conflict, Security and Resilience programme at ECDPM. With degrees from the University of Utrecht and Harvard University (Masters of Public Administration)

Before starting work with ECDPM, she was an experienced development practitioner, notably in Kenya and Afghanistan. In Afghanistan she worked for seven years as an advisor to several Afghan government ministries, during which she became strongly motivated to improve the institutional responses to peacebuilding and post-conflict reconstruction. After Afghanistan, she became an associate fellow at the Centre for International Development at the Harvard Kennedy School (US), where she promoted more systemic ways of thinking about international development.

At ECDPM she conducted applied policy research and analysis, notably in the fields of governance, fragility and resilience, conflict prevention and peace building, and strengthening civil society in post-conflict settings. As ECDPM Programme Associate she will continue to work in this arenas of work, but will focus more on the role of leadership in peacebuilding.

Pre-ECDPM Assignments

  • Associate fellow at the Centre for International Development – Harvard Kennedy School, US
  • Policy and institutional strengthening advisor, Ministry of Agriculture, Afghanistan
  • Private sector development consultant, Afghanistan
  • Policy advisor, Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, Afghanistan
  • Microfinance consultant, MISFA, Afghanistan
  • Livelihood vulnerability analyst, UNWFP, Afghanistan
  • Programme Manager Integrated Pastoralist Development Program, VSF -Belgium, Kenya
  • Various other assignments

Below are links to all relevant ECDPM publications by Frauke de Weijer. Also see Frauke de Weijers’ external publications and contributions.

    Bringing us back to the larger questions

    Commentaries | Published on 16-10-2015

    A governance practitioner’s notebook

    Publications | Published on 09-10-2015

    Capacity development beyond aid

    Publications | Published on 26-06-2015

    Taking fragility seriously in financing the SDGs

    Commentaries | Published on 06-05-2015

    Breaking Heads over Questions of Change

    Commentaries | Published on 27-08-2014

    Taxes and Fragile States – How Political Can it Get?

    Commentaries | Published on 24-03-2014

    Frauke de Weijer

    Programme Associate




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