Roderick Ackermann

Roderick Ackermann has 20 years of international experience covering 22 countries.Map

Recent research and evaluation work has focused on:

  • Participation of marginalised groups in local decision making;
  • Youth empowerment;
  • NGOs;
  • Justice;
  • Security;
  • Management of EU pre-accession funds.

Roderick has extensive team leadership experience. In recent years he has led several European Parliament studies.He has led evaluations of EEA & Norway Grants priority sectors:Schengen acquis and judicial modernisation (2009); andregional policy and cross-border activities (2010).From 2001 to 2007 he led international teams that carried out approximately 50 sectoral interim evaluations under contract to European Commission DG Enlargement covering some 200 pre-accession projects in Bulgaria and Turkey with EU funding of approximately 1.5 billion euro.

Roderick also undertakes report quality assurance and editing for other organisations.


  • Wide institutional and geographic experience;
  • Extensive project management and leadership experience;
  • Highly experienced in collaborating in multi-national expert teams;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Preparation of reports and presentations for different audiences;
  • Participatory evaluation approaches;
  • Systems thinking, critical social learning systems;
  • Very experience in producing reports to the highest standards - advanced skills in MS Word, LibreOffice, and Apple Pages, including use of Zotero citation tool;
  • Python data science tools for quantitative and qualitative analysis;
  • QGIS (geographic information system);
  • Database design.


  • 2014–2015MSc in Development Management, The Open University (UK);
  • 2013–2014Postgraduate Diploma in Development Management,The Open University (UK);
  • 2012–2013Postgraduate Certificate in Human Rights and Development Management,The Open University (UK);
  • 1990–1993BSc (Hons) Agriculture, Newcastle University (UK).
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