Nick van Praag

Founder & Director

Nick van Praag set up Ground Truth Solutions in 2012 with the goal of bringing the perspective of people affected by humanitarian crisis into the way aid programmes are designed and managed. He oversaw the development of the organisation and its methodology. Nick’s current focus is on extending the organisation’s range of activities to include adaptation to climate change and global health.

His career spans humanitarian and development work at the EU Commission, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, the Aga Khan Development Network, and The World Bank. His interest in accountability to affected people stems from the challenge of bringing change to the humanitarian system, which he experienced first-hand while Director at UNHCR, and his work on conflict, security and development when he was a member of the core team responsible for The World Bank’s World Development Report 2011, which looks at this inter-connected set of issues.