Phillip Belling

Phillip Belling is a monitoring and evaluation and social impact assessment specialist. He brings to Just Insights more than 20 years’ experience working in the private and public sectors in the areas of education, health, infrastructure and urban development, governance and human resources.

Phillip’s consulting career began with global firm Price Waterhouse (later Pricewaterhouse Coopers) 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 freelance consultant specialising in evaluation, social impact assessment and program formulation. Over the past 10 years, he has worked with government agencies and community organisations in Australia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Vietnam, Thailand, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.

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 Australasian Evaluation Society, the International Development Evaluation Association, the International Association for Impact Assessment, and the Comparative and International Education Society. He regularly participates in conferences and professional development workshops.

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