Prof. dr. Zeger van der Wal

Global Public Management Expert

Why do some governments perform so much better than others? Can we identify magic bullets? To what extent can we transfer public management lessons from one region to another? For over 15 years, Zeger has been passionately pursuing these questions in his research, teaching, and consulting activities.

On this website, you can find recent publications and op-eds, join debates on current governance issues, and find out more about Zeger’s achievements and ambitions.


Prof. dr. Zeger van der Wal is Associate Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy of the National University of Singapore (NUS), and Affiliate Chair Professor at the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs, Leiden University, the Netherlands. Zeger is a globally recognized public management expert, and recipient of various teaching and research awards. He has (co)authored over 100 publications in academic journals, books, professional magazines and newspapers, and serves on various editorial boards of leading journals. Zeger manages an active consulting and executive education portfolio, with recent clients including the World Economic Forum, VISA, Toyota, GIZ, UNDP, Civil service College Singapore, and Hungary National Bank. He regularly keynotes at major conferences and events.

Please download my full CV here (updated 4 December 2017).

Interview with Prof. dr. Zeger van der Wal


Zeger van der Wal