Keijzer, Niels

Dr. Niels Keijzer

Research programme
Inter- and Transnational Cooperation

Project Lead & Senior Researcher

Social Science

Work areas

  • EU Development Policy
  • Aid and Development Effectivenes


since 1/2018German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)
(until 6/2022 German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE))
Researcher, Research Programme "Inter- and transnational cooperation"
1/2013-12/2017German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
Researcher, department "Bi- and Multilateral Development Cooperation"
1/2005 - 12/2012European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM), Maastricht, the Netherlands
Deputy Programme Manager, European External Action Programme
9/2001 - 7/2004Centre for International Development Issues, Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands
MA Development Studies
9/1997 - 7/2001College of Higher Education Windesheim, Zwolle, the Netherlands
BEd Geography

Refereed Publications

Non-refereed Publications

Opinion Pieces


Phone +49 (0)228 94927-256
Fax +49 (0)228 94927-130




Could the first political group with a vision please stand up?
Koch, Svea / Niels Keijzer / Christine Hackenesch
The Current Column of 13 May 2024


Working better together? A comparative assessment of five Team Europe Initiatives
Keijzer, Niels / Iliana Olivié / Marie Santillán O’Shea / Svea Koch / Gabriel Leiva (2023)

Madrid: Elcano Royal Institute


Special issue introduction: ownership in a post‐aid effectiveness era: comparative perspectives
Keijzer, Niels / David Black (2020)
in: Development Policy Review 38 (S1), 1-12