Rob Kuijpers PhD is a development economist with broad experience in impact evaluation, policy research, and policy advice. His expertise covers such topics as agricultural development, value chain development, food and nutrition security, responsible business conduct, export promotion, applied econometrics, and contribution analysis. His ambition is to use data and research insights to contribute to evidence-based policy change that benefits both people and the planet.
He has advised and worked with a wide variety of organizations such as the World Bank, the Caribbean Development Bank, FAO, CBI, RVO, and NGOs (AGRA, Solidaridad, IFDC, Abi-trust, AVSI), private companies, and several departments and embassies of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
He has done field research in several countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and North Africa.
Are voluntary multi-stakeholder approaches to responsible business conduct effective?
This report presents the findings of the evaluation of sector-level agreements on Responsible Business Conduct (henceforth RBC agreements). The evaluation was commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the context of its project ‘Putting Responsible Business Conduct (RBC) Measures in Perspective’ to evaluate and review its current policy on RBC. The objective of this evaluation is to gain insight into the extent to which RBC agreements advance the implementation of due diligence in conformity with the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (OECD Guidelines) and the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) in Dutch ‘high-risk’ sectors.