Meine Pieter van Dijk is economist and em. professor of Water Services Management at UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education in Delft, professor of entrepreneurship at Maastricht School of Management and em. professor of Urban management at the Institute of Social Studies (ISS) and at the Institute of Housing and Urban development Studies (IHS) of Erasmus University in Rotterdam. He is member of the research schools CERES and SENSE. He worked on and in developing countries since 1973 and as a consultant for NGOs, the Asian Development Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank, different bilateral donors and UN agencies.
Recent books: M.P. van Dijk (2014): Achieving the SDGs: public good with private money? The contribution of economics to water and sanitation problems. Delft: Valedictory speech on World Water Day on March 21. Delft: UNESCO-IHE, 56 pages. M.P. van Dijk, J. van der Meer and J. van der Borg (eds., 2013): From urban systems to sustainable competitive metropolitan regions. Enschede: Ipskamp, 214 pages. M.P. van Dijk (ed., 2012): Shifts in urban Water governance paradigms, Special issue International Journal of Water, Vol. 6, No. 3/4, pp. 137- 344.with Samson Kassahun and A. Bongwa (eds): Cities as engines of growth and transformation in Ethiopia. Addis Ababa: Lesan Press, and with J. Trienekens (eds): Global value chains, linking local producers from developing countries to international markets, Amsterdam: University Press. The new presence of China in Africa, Amsterdam: University Press. Managing cities in developing countries (2006 Edward Elgar and the Chinese version with Renmin university press in Beijing).