About us

Our motto
Our motto ‘What a World!’ captures what drives us in the field of international development and tourism in emerging markets: curious, enthusiastic and always full of wonder about the world around us, we keep digging for answers and insights.

Our history
Bureau Wyser started operating in February 2015, but originated in PI Wijzer which was an advisory service in the Dutch development sector from 2009 to 2015. Maarten Kuijpers and Adriaan Kauffmann founded PI Wijzer in 2009. They gained significant experience in research, evaluations and community building in international development cooperation and specialised in citizen initiatives, global citizenship and sustainable tourism. Early 2015 they decided to change the name of PI Wijzer into Bureau Wyser to broaden their horizon and appeal to international development organisations, social entrepreneurs and citizen initiatives in close partnerships with other consultants and scientists. Mid 2015 Maarten Kuijpers left Bureau Wyser for AMREF. Adriaan Kauffmann is currently running Bureau Wyser and continues to specialise in sustainable tourism. As part of this specialisation he contracted Dr. John Hummel as associated consultant. 

Do you want to know more about us? Please click on 'who we are' for our professional profiles. Or click on 'how we work' for our company philosophy. Learn more about our network of academics, trainers and experts at 'our partners'.


What do our clients say?

“Bureau Wyser is a young innovative organisation in the old traditional world of development cooperation. They have supported 1%Club with various researches and every single time I am impressed by their fresh view, solid approach en persistence to fully understand the case at hand. We have learnd a lot."

Bart Lacroix, founder 1%Club