Evaluation specialist Phillip Belling established Just Insights in 2014.

Just Insights’ mission is to contribute to positive social change by delivering excellence in evaluation and policy research.

Based in Sydney, Phillip works in Australia and internationally.

Just Insights offers expert services in monitoring and evaluation, social research, social impact assessment, project and program design, and policy assessment and development.


Phillip Belling

Phillip Belling is a monitoring and evaluation and social impact assessment specialist. He brings to Just Insights more than 25 years experience working in the private and public sectors in the areas of education, health, infrastructure and urban development, governance, migration and labour rights, and human resources.

Phillip’s consulting career began with global firm Price Waterhouse (later PricewaterhouseCoopers) in Europe in the mid-1990s.

He later joined IDP Education Australia, and then SMEC International, contributing to international development cooperation projects in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, India, Tajikistan and Ethiopia.

Since 2005, Phillip has worked as a consultant specialising in evaluation, social impact assessment and program formulation. Over the past 15 years, he has worked with government and international agencies, and nonprofit and community organisations in Australia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan and Vietnam.

Phillip has made expert contributions to substantial reform projects involving multidisciplinary teams. His diverse activities have included policy, legislative and regulatory reviews; social impact assessments; analysis and advice on education management information systems (EMIS); training in public sector management skills; capacity building for grassroots monitoring and evaluation; and community consultation.

Phillip has worked on development projects with the European Union, the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the United Nations Development Programme and bilateral donors.

Phillip is a member of the Australian Evaluation Society (AES) and the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), and regularly participates in conferences and professional development workshops. In 2015, he gave a presentation to the CIES annual conference in Washington, DC. His topic was ‘Equity and education quality in remote and rural Vietnam: mitigating risks to vulnerable groups in the transition to full-day schooling’.

Phillip holds a Master of Evaluation from the University of Melbourne and a Master of Philosophy from the University of Sydney. He also completed specialist training in monitoring and evaluation at the World Bank’s International Program for Development Evaluation Training summer school in Ottawa in 2009.




Just Insights’ vision is to support progressive, evidence-based social policy that gives all individuals and their families the opportunity to thrive and inspires people to build healthy, sustainable communities.