SENIOR CONSULTANTS

Per Tidemand

Founder, Senior Partner and Consultant / PhD in Development studies

Per Tidemand (Ph.D. Development Studies) has 30 years of experience with public sector reform programmes in 25 countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, Botswana, China, Ethiopia, Ghana, Georgia, Kenya, Lebanon, Liberia, Malawi, Maldives, Mozambique, Namibia, Palestine, Philippines, Rwanda,  Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, and Zimbabwe). The assignments have included service delivery issues in the following sectors:  water supply, primary health care, agriculture extension, basic education, local economic development, and municipal services.

Clients include World Bank, DfID, UNCDF, UNDP, Danida, EU, JICA, Belgian TC, Irish Aid, Finland, and Ministries and Finance Commissions responsible for local governments in the above-mentioned countries. In Per’s most recent assignments he served as team leader on formulation, review or evaluation of programmes in support of local government reform or decentralisation. Per has specialised knowledge of public sector human resource management and inter-governmental fiscal transfer systems – including performance-based grants.  He has worked and lived in East Africa for 17 years.

Jesper steffensen

Senior Partner and Consultant

Jesper Steffensen is a Danish Citizen with a MA in Political Science. He is a public administration, financial management and fiscal decentralization specialist with extensive working experiences from holding  positions in both central governments and local government associations. Jesper  has over 30 years of project experiences from assignments in over 40 countries in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Pacific.

His core areas of expertise are: Public finance, intergovernmental fiscal relations, financial management, performance-based incentive systems, surveys on systems and procedures of decentralization, design and implementation of local development projects and climate change funding. Jesper has been lead consultant on several larger reform projects in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Pacific in cooperation with the governments, the World Bank, UNDP/UNCDF, Danida, DFID, SDC, the Netherlands, GIZ, KFW and other development partners. From 2005 to 2011, Jesper served as guest professor at Duke University (USA) on the subject of Fiscal Decentralization and Public Financial Management.

 

Hans B. Olsen

Senior Partner and Consultant

With a Master of Public Administration focusing on decentralisation of the public sector, Hans Olsen has pursued an international career of more 30 years building up extensive professional experience in design/formulation/review and evaluation of complex local governance/decentralisation and PFM accountability programmes in 30+ developing countries, mainly in Europe, Asia and African regions. Hans is especially experienced in decentralisation and local governance programmes that include public finance management as a key component, thereby focusing on service delivery in key sectors like education, health, agriculture and water/sanitation.

He has worked for EU/Devco, WB, several UN agencies and bilateral donors such as BTC, Danida, DfID, Finnida, GIZ/KfW, Irish Aid and NORAD. Hans has served as Team Leader and core team member on several project/programme identifications, formulations and evaluations; as well as workshop facilitator and trainer on all aspects of decentralisation (fiscal, human, administrative) and the various topics of public financial management issues (budgeting, planning, accounting, auditing, non-tax revenues). Hans holds a Diploma from the PEFA Course for Senior Practitioners’ Oriel College, Oxford in September 2015 (approved by PEFA Secretariat).

Gerhard Van’t land

Managing Director / Senior Partner and Consultant

Gerhard is a Dutch citizen with a master’s degree in Development Economics. After initial long-term assignments in Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Tanzania and Sri Lanka, he was for 12 years managing director and a co-owner of a Nairobi-based consultancy organization called ETC East Africa. He joined Dege Consult in 2010. Gerhard has over 35 years of working experience, in close to 30 different countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Pacific for a wide range of clients including Word Bank, EU, bilateral agencies (Netherlands, SDC) as well as International NGOs. Over the past 20 years, he successfully completed around 130 consultancy assignments related to pubic administration reform, decentralisation and related institutional development.

He has been leading various major evaluations of decentralisation programmes. In 2002, he was the team-leader for a widely acclaimed review of the first 10 years of decentralisation in Uganda. Since then, he has been involved, mostly as team leader, in formulation and evaluations of local government support programmes, amongst others in Uganda, Tanzania, Cambodia, Mongolia, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Gerhard has broad knowledge of institutional aspect around local governance, including participation, community involvement and accountability, fiscal decentralisation and capacity development and specific knowledge of various basic services sectors (gained through the rural development programmes he worked in), and skilled in making connections between these topics, which makes him a very suitable team leader for formulation and evaluation of projects and progammes around decentralisation, local governance and service delivery. Gerhard presently also serves as Managing Director of the company.

SENIOR CONSULTANTS

Per Tidemand

Founder, Senior Partner and Consultant / PhD in Development studies

Per Tidemand (Ph.D. Development Studies) has 30 years of experience with public sector reform programmes in 25 countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, Botswana, China, Ethiopia, Ghana, Georgia, Kenya, Lebanon, Liberia, Malawi, Maldives, Mozambique, Namibia, Palestine, Philippines, Rwanda,  Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, and Zimbabwe). The assignments have included service delivery issues in the following sectors:  water supply, primary health care, agriculture extension, basic education, local economic development, and municipal services.

Clients include World Bank, DfID, UNCDF, UNDP, Danida, EU, JICA, Belgian TC, Irish Aid, Finland, and Ministries and Finance Commissions responsible for local governments in the above-mentioned countries. In Per’s most recent assignments he served as team leader on formulation, review or evaluation of programmes in support of local government reform or decentralisation. Per has specialised knowledge of public sector human resource management and inter-governmental fiscal transfer systems – including performance-based grants.  He has worked and lived in East Africa for 17 years.

Jesper steffensen

Senior Partner and Consultant

Jesper Steffensen is a Danish Citizen with a MA in Political Science. He is a public administration, financial management and fiscal decentralization specialist with extensive working experiences from holding  positions in both central governments and local government associations. Jesper  has over 30 years of project experiences from assignments in over 40 countries in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Pacific.

His core areas of expertise are: Public finance, intergovernmental fiscal relations, financial management, performance-based incentive systems, surveys on systems and procedures of decentralization, design and implementation of local development projects and climate change funding. Jesper has been lead consultant on several larger reform projects in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Pacific in cooperation with the governments, the World Bank, UNDP/UNCDF, Danida, DFID, SDC, the Netherlands, GIZ, KFW and other development partners. From 2005 to 2011, Jesper served as guest professor at Duke University (USA) on the subject of Fiscal Decentralization and Public Financial Management.

Hans B. Olsen

Senior Partner and Consultant

With a Master of Public Administration focusing on decentralisation of the public sector, Hans Olsen has pursued an international career of more 30 years building up extensive professional experience in design/formulation/review and evaluation of complex local governance/decentralisation and PFM accountability programmes in 30+ developing countries, mainly in Europe, Asia and African regions. Hans is especially experienced in decentralisation and local governance programmes that include public finance management as a key component, thereby focusing on service delivery in key sectors like education, health, agriculture and water/sanitation.

He has worked for EU/Devco, WB, several UN agencies and bilateral donors such as BTC, Danida, DfID, Finnida, GIZ/KfW, Irish Aid and NORAD. Hans has served as Team Leader and core team member on several project/programme identifications, formulations and evaluations; as well as workshop facilitator and trainer on all aspects of decentralisation (fiscal, human, administrative) and the various topics of public financial management issues (budgeting, planning, accounting, auditing, non-tax revenues). Hans holds a Diploma from the PEFA Course for Senior Practitioners’ Oriel College, Oxford in September 2015 (approved by PEFA Secretariat).

Gerhard Van’t land

Managing Director / Senior Partner and Consultant

Gerhard is a Dutch citizen with a master’s degree in Development Economics. After initial long-term assignments in Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Tanzania and Sri Lanka, he was for 12 years managing director and a co-owner of a Nairobi-based consultancy organization called ETC East Africa. He joined Dege Consult in 2010. Gerhard has over 35 years of working experience, in close to 30 different countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Pacific for a wide range of clients including Word Bank, EU, bilateral agencies (Netherlands, SDC) as well as International NGOs. Over the past 20 years, he successfully completed around 130 consultancy assignments related to pubic administration reform, decentralisation and related institutional development.

He has been leading various major evaluations of decentralisation programmes. In 2002, he was the team-leader for a widely acclaimed review of the first 10 years of decentralisation in Uganda. Since then, he has been involved, mostly as team leader, in formulation and evaluations of local government support programmes, amongst others in Uganda, Tanzania, Cambodia, Mongolia, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Gerhard has broad knowledge of institutional aspect around local governance, including participation, community involvement and accountability, fiscal decentralisation and capacity development and specific knowledge of various basic services sectors (gained through the rural development programmes he worked in), and skilled in making connections between these topics, which makes him a very suitable team leader for formulation and evaluation of projects and progammes around decentralisation, local governance and service delivery. Gerhard presently also serves as Managing Director of the company.

associated CONSULTANTS

Lone Wienberg

Lone is a Danish citizen and an experienced practitioner in public administration, social affairs and HR management from more than 20 years of experience. She has comprehensive experiences within the areas of management, public administration, human resources, working conditions and environment, social affairs/welfare initiatives and support to vulnerable groups. Lone Wienberg has extensive experiences in conflict resolution, mediation and negotiations from various management and consultant positions in the public sector. Public sector and the union for civil servants and the national organization of social education, management funds as well as consultancy and advisory positions. She is very familiar with staff appraisal system, salary systems and organizational reform.

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finn lauritsen

Finn is a Danish citizen and holds a master’s degree in political science. He has more than 30 years of working expertise within public finance, public financial management and decentralisation. His key qualifications are design and implementation of local government reforms including fiscal decentralisation and financial management systems. He has also extensive experience within financial governance and political economy analyses, institutional and organisational reviews, capacity development including training, audit and financial control, financial accountability, fiduciary risk, anti-corruption and aid support. He has worked for many donors and financial institutions in several countries in Africa, Asia and Europe

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Nazar sola

Nazar Sola is an experienced consultant in the fields of local governance, institutional strengthening, capacity building and organizational development. He is a retired senior lecturer from the Mzumbe University where he served in various positions including Head of a Local Government Center and the Department of Languages and Communication Skills. As Head of the Local Government Center he organized and facilitated a number of short courses, reviewed the capacity building activities for the Local Government Reform Programme (LGRP), the Urban Sector Rehabilitation Project (USRP) and individual LGAs. Nazar was also involved in reviewing the WB funded Tanzania Strategic Cities Project (TSCP) and in supporting the capacity building component of the Urban Local Government Support Project (ULGSP).

As associate with DEGE Consult, Nazar was involved in a number of assignments such as the study on staffing problems in peripheral LGAs (for LGRP), a study on governance and service delivery (for JICA) and a LG Capacity Building study in Zanzibar (for World Bank). More recently he conducted a study on LGA fiscal inequalities; a technical review and Value for Money Audit of contracts implemented by LGAs under the Health Sector Window of the LGDG and he undertook an Institutional review of the Zanzibar Municipal Council and the three Town Councils of Pemba. 

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Rest barnabas lasway

Rest Is an expert in Education and Social Development. She is conversant with strategic planning, project/program design, negotiation, donor coordination, policy analysis and formulation; as well as program management, M&E, gender analysis and Civil Society engagemen.

Rest has designed and implemented needs assessment and capacity development training programs. She mostly worked in Tanzania, but has carried out some specific short period assignments in Canada, Namibia, Malawi, and, for the World Bank in its Head Office in Washington DC.

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associated CONSULTANTS

Lone Wienberg

Lone is a Danish citizen and an experienced practitioner in public administration, social affairs and HR management from more than 20 years of experience. She has comprehensive experiences within the areas of management, public administration, human resources, working conditions and environment, social affairs/welfare initiatives and support to vulnerable groups. Lone Wienberg has extensive experiences in conflict resolution, mediation and negotiations from various management and consultant positions in the public sector. Public sector and the union for civil servants and the national organization of social education, management funds as well as consultancy and advisory positions. She is very familiar with staff appraisal system, salary systems and organizational reform.

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finn lauritsen

Finn is a Danish citizen and holds a master’s degree in political science. He has more than 30 years of working expertise within public finance, public financial management and decentralisation. His key qualifications are design and implementation of local government reforms including fiscal decentralisation and financial management systems. He has also extensive experience within financial governance and political economy analyses, institutional and organisational reviews, capacity development including training, audit and financial control, financial accountability, fiduciary risk, anti-corruption and aid support. He has worked for many donors and financial institutions in several countries in Africa, Asia and Europe

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NAZAR SOLA

Nazar Sola is an experienced consultant in the fields of local governance, institutional strengthening, capacity building and organizational development. He is a retired senior lecturer from the Mzumbe University where he served in various positions including Head of a Local Government Center and the Department of Languages and Communication Skills. As Head of the Local Government Center he organized and facilitated a number of short courses, reviewed the capacity building activities for the Local Government Reform Programme (LGRP), the Urban Sector Rehabilitation Project (USRP) and individual LGAs. Nazar was also involved in reviewing the WB funded Tanzania Strategic Cities Project (TSCP) and in supporting the capacity building component of the Urban Local Government Support Project (ULGSP).

As associate with DEGE Consult, Nazar was involved in a number of assignments such as the study on staffing problems in peripheral LGAs (for LGRP), a study on governance and service delivery (for JICA) and a LG Capacity Building study in Zanzibar (for World Bank). More recently he conducted a study on LGA fiscal inequalities; a technical review and Value for Money Audit of contracts implemented by LGAs under the Health Sector Window of the LGDG and he undertook an Institutional review of the Zanzibar Municipal Council and the three Town Councils of Pemba. 

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REST BARNABAS LASWAY

Rest Is an expert in Education and Social Development. She is conversant with strategic planning, project/program design, negotiation, donor coordination, policy analysis and formulation; as well as program management, M&E, gender analysis and Civil Society engagemen. Rest has designed and implemented needs assessment and capacity development training programs. She mostly worked in Tanzania, but has carried out some specific short period assignments in Canada, Namibia, Malawi, and, for the World Bank in its Head Office in Washington DC.

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