Today the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) – the group of countries that regulate how aid should be reported – agreed new rules for reporting debt relief as Official Development Assistance (ODA). Eurodad regrets that donor governments decided to rush an agreement, which allows them to report additional ODA for debt relief.
Jan joined Eurodad in 2019 as Policy and Advocacy Manager on effective aid. In this capacity he leads Eurodad's policy and advocacy team working to improve the effectiveness of aid, push for fair climate finance that is responsive to the climate adaptation and mitigation priorities of developing countries and change the way publicly-backed private finance is used in development. Prior to joining Eurodad, Jan worked for Eurodad member organization 11.11.11 (Belgium), where he was responsible for the organization's advocacy on development finance, including private finance and international taxation, and served as Head of Policy between 2016 and 2019. He holds a PhD in history from the Free University of Brussels and degrees in Political Science (Université Catholique de Louvain) and Economics (Ghent University). A native Dutch speaker, Jan is also fluent in English and French and speaks intermediate Spanish.