About

Meet the team

Peter Huisman is the project leader of the World Citizens Panel. He has been working at Oxfam Novib for almost 20 years, in different capacities. Before that, he worked among others for the FAO in Ethiopia and Togo. Peter has a background in human geography and a keen interest in innovation regarding monitoring, evaluation and learning. In 2012 he started the World Citizens Panel to strengthen Oxfam Novib’s capacity to measure the impact of programmes at participants’ level and to build monitoring and evaluation skills of Oxfam Novib’s partner organisations.

Caroline Hodges specialises in sensemaking within the World Citizens Panel, linking with the knowledge and learning priorities of the programme teams to make the most out of the qualitative and quantitative data available. Caroline joined Oxfam in 2012 as Institutional Funding Manager for the European Commission and started working as Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Advisor in March 2014. Prior to joining Oxfam, Caroline worked as a grants manager with the International Rescue Committee in the Democratic Republic of Congo, as well as on various assignments including fact-finding studies, assessments, evaluations, and communications in Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Zambia, Uzbekistan and Russia. She has a double masters degree in International Affairs with specialisations in International Public Management and Global Politics from Sciences Po in Paris and the Moscow State Institute of International Relations.

Rik Linssen is a quantitative researcher specialising in survey research and econometric and statistical techniques. He obtained a research master’s degree in social and cultural science at Radboud University Nijmegen and is currently finishing a PhD dissertation on trends in and determinants of political participation in a cross-national comparative perspective at Maastricht University. Before joining Oxfam Novib in 2014, Rik worked as a statistical researcher at Statistics Netherlands. At Oxfam Novib, Rik works on quantitative impact measurement in several countries in Africa and Asia.

Anne Oudes is a qualitative researcher specialising in monitoring & evaluation and stories of change (Most Significant Change). She obtained a research master’s degree in social sciences (cum laude) at the University of Amsterdam. Anne previously worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Simavi. Before joining Oxfam Novib in 2014, she spent three years in Rwanda as a monitoring and evaluation expert for Belgian NGO Broederlijk Delen. At Oxfam Novib, Anne is responsible for the qualitative research within the World Citizens Panel.

Karen van Zaal is a quantitative researcher specialising in social and economic impact measurement. She holds a master’s degree in Development Economics from Wageningen University and Research centre. Before joining Oxfam Novib in 2015, Karen worked as a researcher at the department of Development Economics of Wageningen University and Research centre. Prior to this, she worked as a project coordinator monitoring and evaluation at BRAC Sierra Leone, where she conducted an impact assessment of the microfinance services of BRAC Sierra Leone. At Oxfam Novib, Karen works on quantitative impact measurement in several countries in Africa and Asia.

Ruben De Winne is a qualitative researcher specialising in monitoring & evaluation and stories of change (Most Significant Change). He obtained a master’s degree in law (cum laude) at Ghent University. After graduating, Ruben joined the Rwandan NGO The Legal Aid Forum where he conducted research on access to justice in Rwanda. From 2012 to 2014, he worked for Belgian NGO RCN Justice & Démocratie as the Deputy Country Director at the Rwandan office. Before joining Oxfam Novib in 2015, he conducted research on women’s land rights and on local mediation committees in Rwanda. At Oxfam Novib, Ruben works on qualitative impact measurement within the World Citizens Panel.

Boudewijn Weijermars is a quantitative researcher specialising in social and economic impact mearurement. He obtained a master’s degree in Development Economics from Wageningen University. Before joining Oxfam Novib in 2013, Boudewijn worked as a researcher at the Indian NGO APMAS, where he conducted a quantitative and qualitative study on Self Help Groups in Andhra Pradesh. At Oxfam Novib, Boudewijn is mainly involved in impact evaluations in the field of microfinance.