Prof. Dr. Bartel Van de Walle


Bartel Van de Walle is a Professor of Policy Analysis. Before joining UNU-MERIT he was Head of the Department of Multi-Actor Systems in the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management at the Technical University of Delft, the Netherlands. He has also held faculty positions at Tilburg University, the Netherlands and the New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA and was a researcher at the Nuclear Research Centre SCK·CEN, Belgium. He was previously a senior fellow with the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, USA and has worked extensively with humanitarian organisations, most notably the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

Prof. Van de Walle holds a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Ghent, Belgium (1996). He has authored around 150 peer-reviewed papers in international journals and proceedings of international conferences on issues related to information systems, decision-making and policy analysis, often in the context of humanitarian response.

Selected publications by Bartel Van de Walle

Articles (journal, professional, popular)
Versteeg, Niki, Leon M. Hermans, Sara Ahrari & Bartel Van de Walle, 2021, Adaptive Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation for Long-Term Impact: Insights From a Water Supply Case in Bangladesh, Frontiers in Water, 2, DOI: 10.3389/frwa.2020.621971, More information
Comes, Tina, Martijn Warnier, Wouter Feil & Bartel Van de Walle, 2020, Critical airport infrastructure disaster resilience: A framework and simulation model for rapid adaptation, Journal of Management in Engineering, 36(5): 04020059-, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)ME.1943-5479.0000798, More information
Comes, Tina, Bartel Van de Walle & Luk Van Wassenhove, 2020, The Coordination-Information Bubble in Humanitarian Response: Theoretical Foundations and Empirical Investigations, Production and Operations Management, 29(11): 2484-2507, DOI: 10.1111/poms.13236, More information
Warnier, Martijn, Vincent Alkema, Tina Comes & Bartel Van de Walle, 2020, Humanitarian access, interrupted: dynamic near real-time network analytics and mapping for reaching communities in disaster-affected countries, OR Spectrum, 42(3): 815-834, DOI: 10.1007/s00291-020-00582-0, More information
Muricho Onencan, Abby, Lian Ena Liu & Bartel Van de Walle, 2020, Design for societal resilience: The risk evaluation diversity-aiding approach (RED-A), Sustainability, 12(13): 5461-, DOI: 10.3390/su12135461, More information

Book chapters
Fard, Amir Ebrahimi, Rijk Mercuur, Virginia Dignum, Catholijn M. Jonker & Bartel Van de Walle, 2020, Towards Agent-Based Models of Rumours in Organizations: A Social Practice Theory Approach, in: Verhagen H., Borit M., Bravo G., Wijermans N. (eds), Advances in Social Simulation, Springer, Cham, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-34127-5_13, More information
Fard, Amir Ebrahimi & Bartel Van de Walle, 2020, Detecting Rumours in Disasters: An Imbalanced Learning Approach, in: Krzhizhanovskaya V. et al. (eds), Computational Science – ICCS 2020. ICCS 2020. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer, Cham, vol 12140, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-50423-6_48, More information

Research reports
Okamoto, Sanae, Bartel Van de Walle, Michael Hagenlocher, Nidhi Nagabhatla, Stephan Dietrich, Jonathan Hassel, Sophie Van der Heijden, Soenke Kreft, Philippe De Lombaerde, Florence Nick, Robert Oakes, Fabien Rackelmann, Marlene Rimmert, Simone Sandholz, Zita Sebesvari, Xiaomeng Shen, Tatiana Skripka, Teodora Stojanovic, Joerg Szarzynski & Saskia E. Werners, 2023, Building Climate Resilience: Lessons from the 2021 Floods in Western Europe, In July 2021, the Rhine-Meuse region straddling Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands was affected by devastating floods that have led to the loss of more than 240 lives and damage worth billions of Euros. Drawing on our research and outcomes of the Flood Knowledge Summit 2022, the UNU Climate Resilience Initiative has identified five key areas in which further research and action is needed to tackle climate risks and facilitate pathways towards climate resilience, More information

Conference contributions
Fard, Amir Ebrahimi, Rijk Mercuur, Virginia Dignum, Catholijn M. Jonker & Bartel Van de Walle, 2020, Towards Agent-Based Models of Rumours in Organizations: A Social Practice Theory Approach, 14th Social Simulation Conference, 2018 (2020): 141-153, More information