Who We Are


Data4Development strives to drive positive change through the power of data, providing efficient data management solutions that promote transparency and empower organisations to make informed decisions and achieve meaningful impact.

Our Origins

Co-founded in 2015 by Maaike Blom, Data4Development was created to help non-profit organisations navigate the ever-changing world of information technology and data. After dedicating the majority of her professional life to working for various NGOs, Maaike began to notice a pattern: in every position, she found herself optimising processes and promoting efficiency. Combining her first-hand experience of NGO’s unique challenges with the power of IT, Maaike founded a consultancy focused on data-driven solutions for organisations to maximise their impact.

The team

Maaike blom

chief executive officer

Committed to working for a sustainable planet with people within companies and organisations who have an equal commitment.

Anna de vries

Principal Advisor

Anna is a creative problem solver with a passion for people, development and organising.



Cecilia is enthusiastic about enhancing the use of data-driven processes for social, environmental, and economic development.

Chiara Politano

Junior Advisor

With her anthropology background and experience with non-profit organisations, Chiara is eager to apply her knowledge towards promoting Data4Development’s initiatives and messages in an inclusive and impactful manner.