Tessa Bakx

FMO • Public banks politics and policies • International Financial Institutions (IFIs)• Fair Green and Global Alliance (FGG) • Africa

As Policy Officer at Both ENDS I focus on building more sustainable, inclusive and transparent Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) and International Finance Institutions (IFIs). My main focus is the Dutch development bank FMO. This all of course in close cooperation with our partner organizations in Africa, Asia and Latin America.


Having worked for various international Ngo's that promote en defend human rights as well as for the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the past, I combine expertise in the field of lobby and policy influencing with multilateral organisations with experience in supporting local civil society organisations in obtaining their rights.


Ever since I can remember I have been wanting to make a contribution to creating a more socially just, equal and sustainable world. Working with courageous partners and human rights defenders from around the globe inspires me to continue fighting for the ideal world that we all aspire, even if that might sometimes feel out of reach.

Tessa Bakx