Frauke de Weijer is Dutch and currently has her base at the European Center for Development Policy and Management, in The Netherlands.
In February 2012 she joined the Daxam team as associate to assist in the scale-up of PACT, a breakthrough organizational and sectoral capacity assessment framework and tool.
Frauke is a development practitioner and thinker who has been active in Afghanistan intermittently from 2002 to 2011. She worked as an advisor for the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development, the Ministry of Frontiers and Tribal Affairs and the Ministry of Agriculture, in the fields of policy development, institutional strengthening and capacity building.
In 2010-11 she became an associate fellow at the Center for International Development (CID) at the Harvard Kennedy School, conducting research on the applicability of the concepts of complexity science to the practice of international development in unpredictable and non-linear situations of institutional change, with an emphasis on fragile states. She co-authored Fragile States: Stuck in a Capability Trap, a background paper for the World Development Report 2011 on conflict, security and development, and presented a paper on “A Systems Perspective on Tackling Complex Problems: with an eye on Afghanistan” at the Santa Fe Institute on Complexity Science, in relation to a Working Group on the applicability of the tools of complexity science in foreign policy and international development.
Her core interest lies in systems thinking and its usefulness when facilitating dialogue and tackling complex global problems.