Jens Claussen

Jens Claussen


Key qualifications

Master’s degree (MSc) in economics and post-graduate education in project management, and economic and financial analysis. More than 20 years of working experience in management, planning, appraisal, monitoring and evaluation of policy, programs and projects for multilateral and bilateral development finance institutions in various countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Six years with resident missions for UNDP and the Norwegian Government and more than ten years working experience at middle and senior management levels.

Team leader for various project and program preparation, appraisal and review missions, sector and country assistance strategy reviews and studies for, among others Ministries of Foreign Affairs/bilateral agencies of OECD countries, the World Bank, the United Nations Agencies and Programs, the Asian Development Bank and the European Commission.

In recent years assignments have focused on Public Expenditure Management, coordination of external resources for integrated programmes/sector wide approaches, design and implementation of Expenditure Tracking studies and Fiduciary Risk Assessments as input among others for design and review of programs and financial mechanisms for result based financing using country systems.



  • Diploma in Business Administration, Frogner School of Commerce, Oslo, Norway
  • M.Sc. Economics (Cand. Oecon), University of Oslo
  • Post graduate education in project management and administration, economic and financial analysis of projects, environment impact analysis and econometric/statistical analysis.




Thematic experienceTechnical Experience
• Private sector develepment • Program management
• Public sector management • Macro and fiscal policy analysis
• Public financial management • Due diligence and diagnostic studies of public institutions and private sector
• Economic and financial analysis of health, education and energy sectors • Economic and financial analysis of projects and programs
•Aid management and coordination • Economic and financial analysis of projects and programs



Country experience

China, Bangladesh, Bosnia, Denmark, Ecuador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Malawi, Maldives, Mozambique, Nepal, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Palestinian Territories, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Sudan, Sweden, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Tonga, Uganda, United Kingdom, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe.



Language Reading Speaking Writing
English Fluent Fluent Fluent
Norwegian Native Native Native