Bert has been involved in many high-level applied research projects aimed at monitoring and evaluating the performance of public organizations at all levels of government. Recent international work includes assignments for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Abu Dhabi, Georgia and Wales, and for the European Union in Ukraine. 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 or governance networks, 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.