Bert has been involved in many high-level applied research projects aimed at monitoring and evaluating the strategy, behavior and performance of a government entity, and/or helping government entities formulate and implement a strategic plan or behavioral intervention. Recent international work includes assignments for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Abu Dhabi, Georgia and Wales. Recent national work includes assignments for the Flemish Education Entity (GO!) and the Flemish Welfare Alliance.

Consultancy can include, for instance, data collection and analysis using surveys and/or survey experiments, process guide and trainer for strategic planning and management initiatives, analysis of performance gaps in policy systems, analysis of an organization’s learning capacity, process guide in applying design thinking and/or behavioral nudges to policy issues.

Relevant OECD-publications include: schools as learning organizations in Wales and report on Georgia’s education system.