Cécilia De Decker
Belgian Development Cooperation
Cécilia De Decker is the Special Evaluator of the Belgian Development Cooperation since September 2016. She supervises strategic evaluations, such as the evaluation of the ‘Evaluation of the international climate finance: How is Belgium tackling the global climate challenge in vulnerable countries?’ With a degree in economics, she has been active for more than 20 years in the field of evaluation and policy analysis. She has coordinated many large evaluations in complex policy systems such as innovation policies, environment and employment policies, etc. She has been working as a consultant for many years. In 2004, she helped setting up the Office of the Special Evaluator of Development Cooperation at the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and making it operational. She was in charge of its first strategic evaluations. She also was instrumental in making the office meet professional standards. She then held a management position (2007-2016) in a consultancy company where she conducted assignments and training in the field of policy analysis, monitoring and evaluation.