Bastiaan de Laat – Past President

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Bastiaan de Laat (PhD) is senior evaluator at the In-Depth evaluation unit of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Prior to this position he was Evaluation Expert and Team Leader at the European Investment Bank (EIB) where he was in charge of major evaluations concerning important topics such as the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), Climate Action, intermediated SME lending and Technical Assistance. He has a longstanding experience in evaluation and in foresight. Founder-director of the French subsidiary of the Technopolis Group (1998-2006) he led many evaluations for and provided policy advice to a great variety of local, national and international public bodies. He trained several hundreds of European Commission staff and national government officials in evaluation and designed monitoring and evaluation systems for various public organisations. Before joining the EIB he worked as Evaluator at the Council of Europe Development Bank (2006-2009). He has developed tools and performed programme, policy and regulatory evaluations, both ex ante and ex post, in a variety of fields. He has also made several academic contributions, most recently with articles on evaluation use and on the “Tricky Triangle”, regarding the relationships between evaluator, evaluation commissioner and evaluand.

In addition, Bastiaan served as Secretary General 2011-14 of the European Evaluation Society (EES), was programme coordinator of the 2010 EES Conference in Prague, and general coordinator of the 2012 (Helsinki) and 2014 (Dublin) EES Conferences. He was EES Vice-President 2016-17 and President 2018-2019.