Ernst van Koesveld

Ernst van Koesveld (1971) is deputy head of the International Economics and Financial Institutions Division at the Dutch Ministry of Finance. He is closely involved in discussions on shaping the policies of IMF, World Bank (also as Dutch Finance participant in the IDA14 negotiations) and the regional development banks. He started his career at the Ministry of Economic Affairs in 1994. In 1998, he moved to Lithuania to work as a policy advisor and programme coordinator for the UN Development Programme. In 2000, he continued this work in Vietnam, dealing with the coordination of donor flows, private sector development and human development issues. He has published several articles and reports on economic policy, poverty reduction, the international financial architecture and the role of the IFIs, particularly the IMF.