Just Dengerink holds an MSc in International Relations from the University of Amsterdam and a MSc in Sustainable Development from Utrecht University. Previously he worked for IDH Sustainable Trade Initiative and KIT Royal Tropical Institute. Just works at Wageningen University & Research since 2015 as Impact Analyst sustainable value chain development.
Just’s research activities focus on the effectiveness of service delivery programs targeted at smallholder farmers and workers in developing countries. In the cocoa sector, he has contributed to evaluations in Ghana, Ecuador, Indonesia and Côte d’Ivoire, while in the tea sector he has been involved in evaluations of programs in Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania. He also contributed to evaluations on avocado’s in Kenya and vegetables in Indonesia.
Next to program evaluations, Just is also involved in strategic evaluations of development organizations, innovative research on real-time impact evaluation and policy-oriented research on the application of food systems thinking in policies on food security & nutrition.