Evert Ketting is an international specialist in sexual and reproductive health and rights. Since 1989, he has worked as an international expert for various organizations and governmental agencies—including the International Planned Parenthood Federation, European Union, World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Population Fund, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Bank—in more than 25 countries in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Africa. Currently, he is also a senior researcher at Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, where he has worked on a UNESCO project on the cost and cost-effectiveness of sexuality education in six countries in Asia, Africa and Europe, among others. In the past few years, he played a leading role in the WHO Regional Office for Europe and the Federal Centre for Health Education’s initiative to develop “Standards for Sexuality Education in Europe” (2010) and the related “Guidance for Implementation” (2013). Dr. Ketting obtained his PhD in Social Sciences from Utrecht University.
Dr. Ketting has collaborated with the Institute since 1980 and became a Senior Fellow in 2013. He has published about 230 articles, reports and books, mainly on subjects related to sexual and reproductive health and rights, including family planning, adolescent sexual health, sexuality education and induced abortion.