Gerard Baltissen

Senior Advisor

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Gerard Baltissen is an agronomist with more than 25 years of experience in land and natural resources governance, agricultural research and extension, rural decentralisation and local governance processes and community driven development, mostly in Africa.

Publications

Report:

Working papers:

  • Hilhorst, T., Baltissen, G., & Lodenstein, E. (2008). What can rural local governments contribute to private sector development? KIT Working Papers Series G2. Amsterdam: KIT.

Books:

  • Idrissou A.I., Wennink B., Baltissen G. and Obura F. (2014). La gouvernance du foncier rural au Bénin : La société civile s’engage. SNV – PROCOTON Benin
  • Baltissen, G. et al (2013). Going for governance : lessons learned from advisory interventions by the Royal Tropical Institute. KIT Publishers.
  • Sanou B., Baltissen G. (2012). Gouvernance locale du foncier rural et des ressources naturelles au Burkina Faso. OFAM – SNV – KIT.
  • Maro, G. et al (2012).Understanding nomadic realities: Case studies on sexual and reproductive health and rights in East Africa. Anke van der Kwaak, Gerard Baltissen, David Plummer, Kristina Ferris and John Nduba (Eds.). AMREF/KIT Publishers.
  • Bikebako, P. et al. (2012). Renforcement de la gouvernance locale au Burundi : l’expériences des institutions collinaires et communales. G. Baltissen, T. Hilhorst (eds.). KIT Publishers.
  • Andriamihaja, E. et al. (2011). Regards croisés sur le développement local à Madagascar. G. Baltissen, T. Hilhorst (eds.). KMF, Fiantso, CEDII, KIT.
  • Sesay, S. et al (2010). Strengthening social capital: The GoBifo approach in rural Sierra Leone . G. Baltissen and M. Manjey (Eds.). KIT Publishers.
  • Liliequist, G. et al. (2010). Making sense of capacity development: Experiences with Technical Assistance and Capacity Development in the HIV response. Judith King, Greg Munro, Emily Oro, Dian Zaman, Françoise Jenniskens, Pam Baatsen and Gerard Baltissen (Eds.). KIT Publishers.
  • Keita, A., C. G. Weinsou, F. Lokossou, G. Sène, J. Schaeffer, G. Galamo, F. F. Ngomsu, D. Kone, Y. Ladoua, Baltissen G., Hilhorst T. (2008). Accroître les ressources financières des communes : Pratiques émergentes en Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre. SNV/KIT
  • Asaré Kokou S., Coulibaly C., Kiwallo, B., Ouédrogo Z., Alidou M. (2007). Gender and municipal planning. Experiences from Benin, Mali and Niger. Edited by Gerard Baltissen and Thea Hilhorst. SNV/KIT/Diro Center
  • Langley, P., Mondjanagni, A., Fadé, B., Gbédo, J.U., Zourkaïnény B.A., Alidou, M. (2005). Les premiers pas des communes au Bénin : Enseignements du processus de la décentralisation. Sous l’édition de Gerard Baltissen et Thea Hilhorst. KIT – Bulletin 371.
  • SNV-CEDELO (2004). Decentralisation in Mali: putting policy into practice. Thea Hilhorst et Gerard Baltissen (Eds.) KIT Bulletin No 362. Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Bako-Arifari N., Dicko A.B., Doevenspeck M., Sanou B.W., Singer U, Hilhorst T. and Baltissen G. (2004). Financer la décentralisation rurale : taxes et impôts à l’échelle locale au Bénin, Burkina Faso et Mali. KIT Bulletin No 358. Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Bagré A.S. et al. (2004). Challenges for a viable decentralization process in rural Burkina Faso. KIT-bulletin No 357. Thea Hilhorst and Gerard Baltissen (eds). Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Wennink, B. and Baltissen G. (2003). “Let’s Ease our Pace Because We Are in a Hurry: Scaling Up Community Driven Development in Benin.” World Bank – KIT
  • Baltissen G., Wabwile E., Kooijman M. and T. Defoer (2000). Facilitating learning processes in agricultural extension : lessons from Western Kenya. Managing Africa’s Soils No20. IIED/KARI/KIT. 20p.
  • Ley, G.J., Baltissen, G., Veldkamp, W., Nyaki, A.S. and T. Schrader (2002). Towards Integrated Soil Fertility Management in Tanzania. Developing farmers’options and responsive policies in the context of prevailing agro-ecological, socio-economic and institutional conditions. United Republic of Tanzania, Ministry of Agriculture and Food Production, Division of Research and Development, Client Oriented Research Programme. KIT Publishers, November 2002.

Toolkits:

  • Agossou V., Baltissen G., Béavogui L., Blokland A., Glounaho D., Kébé D., Somda D., Rafaranivomihamina Y. et J. Weetjens (2000). Village Participation in Rural Development. Manual, Tools. The African Participatory Approaches Network. KIT/World Bank.
  • Baltissen, G., Soumah, M.L., Touré, B., Van Poelje, R., (2007). Manuel Prévention, Analyse et Gestion des Conflits en Guinée. Tome 1 : Guide de l’Animateur. Tome 2 : Boîte à Outils. Tome 3 : Guide du Formateur. Programme d’Appui aux Communautés Villageoises (PACV), Institut Royal des Tropiques.
  • Cissé, A., Diabaté, H., Ballo, D., Baltissen, G., Heus, M. and Hilhorst T. (2003). Soutenir la mise en œuvre de la décentralisation en milieu rural au Mali. Tome I : Thèmes d’actualité, Tome II : Boîte à outils. KIT Publishers Amsterdam, Centre Djoliba Bamako.
  • Heemskerk, W. and Baltissen G. (2005). Community Driven Development. Toolkit for National Stocktaking and Review. KIT, Amsterdam.

Papers:

  • Agossou V., Baltissen G., 1996. Les premières orientations de la recherche-développement en gestion de terroir au Bénin: méthodologie. Bulletin de la Recherche Agronomique du Bénin, No 13, janvier 1996, p 1-6.

Projects

  • Documentation of Lessons Learnt during the Implementation of the IRLAD Project (World Bank Malawi)
  • Governing commercial pressure on land: the role of local government in Africa (Landac research program)
  • Feasibility study for two value chain development and micro-credit programs (Netherlands Embassy Burundi)
  • Role of local institutions in dealing with large scale land acquisitions in West Africa (OXFAM, SNV, Tree Aid, KIT)
  • National fertilizer programme: evaluation of the organizational, technical and financial capacities of farmer organizations (IFDC Burundi)
  • West Africa Agribusiness Development feasibility study (Rabo Bank Ghana, Ivory Coast)
  • Capitalization and learning trajectories (Belgian Technical Corporation Burundi, Uganda, Benin)
  • GFAR foresight program: documenting forward looking anticipatory agricultural research and analysis (Italy and Thailand)
  • Final Evaluation of the Support Project for Municipal Planning (BTC Benin)
  • Formulation of a concept note on governance (BTC Brussels)
  • Capacity development of farmer organizations (World Food Purchase for Progress Program Burkina Faso, Mali)
  • Research into Use: institutional change in agricultural development (Tanzania, Rwanda)
  • Governance and leadership in Ituri province DRC (IKV Pax)
  • Evaluation of capacity development activities of the support programme for community and social development (WB – Burundi)
  • Design of the second phase of the national programme for participatory government in Cameroon (World Bank)
  • Support programme for decentralization and good governance (ICCO Mali, Madagascar)
  • Support programme for institutional and capacity development (DGIS – SPICAD)
  • Local government development planning in Guinea Conakry and Benin (world Bank, SNV)
  • Financial resource mobilization by local governments in West Africa (GiZ, GRAF, Bonn University, LASDEL)
  • International Course on rural decentralization and local governance (CDI – WUR Wageningen)
  • Community Driven Development Stocktaking Toolbox (World Bank)
  • Building social capital: community driven development in Sierra Leone (World Bank)
  • Strengthening local government institutions in West Africa (SNV, DGIS)
  • Rural development programme for the Centre and Southern Zones in Haiti (EU)
  • Scaling up community driven development in Burkina Faso and Benin (World Bank)