Profile Paul Munters

Drs. Ing. Paul Munters holds a degrees in Economics, as well as in Industrial Engineering and Management. Over the last two decades he was employed by the University of Amsterdam, the European Union (Delegation Haiti, 1997-1999), the United Nations (Regional Office Asia Pacific, Thailand, 1999-2003), and several consulting firms (MDF, ECORYS). Worldwide he provided advisory services to public and private sector, developed and conducted over 100 trainings, conducted research, and initiated many institutional capacity development projects. He is fully conversant with the methodologies and assessment methods used in project development, and has a profound understanding of grant schemes. Local Economic Development and Social Accountability. Active at national level directly with Ministries as well as with local branches, NAOs, RAOs, Local Agencies, International Donors, UN Agencies, NGOs and consultants/contractors, task force groups.

His competencies are concentrated on 4 main areas:

  • Local Governance: Decentralisation, Local Level Participatory Planning, Local Economic Development, Fiscal Decentralisation, Local Revenue Mobilisation, Social Accountability.
  • Project Management: Project Cycle Management, Logical Frameworks, Theory of Change, Cost Benefit Analysis (ECOFIN), Planning, Financial Management, Monitoring & Evaluation, Grant Scheme Development and Management, and Acquisition.
  • Public Management: Budget Support, Public Financial Management (and tools like PEFA, PER etc.), Budget Cycle, Policy Result Chain, Macro-economic Assessments, Medium Term Expenditure Frameworks, Sector Wide Approaches, New Architecture of Aid.
  • Political Economy: Strategic Governance and Corruption Analysis, Good Governance, Drivers of Change, Capacity Building and Institutional Assessment, Development Approaches.

In 2008 he started Munters Consulting and focussed more and more on Local Economic Development, Decentralisation and Social Accountability. Since 2015 he gradually included the domains small scale hydropower, energy efficiency and circular economy, focussing on supporting worldwide the energy transition. He holds extensive practical experience in project identification, building, leading and working in and coaching multi-disciplinary teams, staff development, training, capacity building and skills transfer, strategic planning, design & management of local, sector and national programmes in response to Government & Donor policies, beneficiaries’ needs and organisational capacity.

Paul Munters worked and lived (cursive) in:

  • Asia: Afghanistan, Cambodia, China, Timor Leste, India, Indonesia (Aceh, Kalimantan, Java), Laos, Nepal, Thailand, Philippines, Vietnam.
  • Africa: Benin, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Zimbabwe.
  • Americas: Bahamas, Barbados, Dominican Republic, British Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Dutch Antilles, Trinidad and Tobago, United States.
  • Europe: Albania, Austria, Belgium, Georgia, Germany, Ireland, Kosovo, Macedonia, The Netherlands, Switzerland.
  • Middle East: Israel, Palestine Territories (West Bank and Gaza), Egypt, Jordan.

He is the author of several publications and studies, amongst which a Social Accountability Guide for a World Bank Programme Ethiopia, a Comparative Analysis of Rural Road Works in Cambodia, a study after Fiscal decentralization in Albania, various guidelines and manuals for three Local Governance Capacity Building programmes in Palestine Territories,   and guidelines for Local Planning and Appropriate Technology in Thailand.