Pol is a senior consultant, with background in development economics. He also is business partner in Context, international cooperation. His key role in Context is to connect concepts and strategies to the practice of development economies and programmes with special focus on social business development and social & economic impact assessment.
Pol is a development economist with an academic background in agricultural sciences (Master) and quantitative economics (MBA). He has a long and varied experience within different institutional environments, e.g. multilateral (UN) agency, academic institution, INGDO and social enterprises. His area of specialisation is the social-economic perspective in rural development. He has extensive hands-on experience in complex processes underlying policy and programme development, notably in the fields of social and economic impact assessment, social return on investment, Value for Money, financial and economic feasibility analysis, organisational learning, quality management, and in programme monitoring & evaluation. In recent times he has been strongly engaged in the development of social business concepts both at conceptual level as in the practice of social business planning and management.