People

Sira Consulting’s distinctive strengths are client-focus, expertise, and innovation. Clients are the reason that our firm exists, and are at the heart of everything we do. Our expertise is grounded in the specific knowledge and experience of our colleagues. We are all academically trained consultants with diverse backgrounds and international experience. This unique blend of expertise allows us to innovate and serve our clients well. They see us as the strategic sparring partner for complex and diverse issues concerning regulatory reform and red tape reduction.

Michel Bloemheuvel

“I support governmental organizations with practical improvement measures to stimulate the ease of doing business”.

Professional, serious and dedicated: Michel is a constructive sparring partner who consistently achieves above average results for his clients.

Michel spent de last 10 years specializing in the reduction of red tape, process improvement and the improvement of public services. He has conducted a large number of impact assessments, baseline measurements and policy evaluations. He also played an important role in the development and implementation of methods to map the effects of public services and regulations. Examples are the Mark of Good Public Services (MGPS) and the local Impact Assessment.

Michel executes projects in a variety of countries around the world. For example, he helped develop and implement the Mark of Good Public Services (MGPS) by municipalities in South Africa, with the aim of realizing a healthy business climate, creating jobs and fostering the (local) economy.

Services:

Improving public services

Good service-delivery by local public authorities can reinforce economic growth. The Mark of Good Public Services (MGPS) allows local authorities to significantly improve their service-delivery to businesses.

We developed the MGPS in collaboration with the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and in co-creation with a dozen pilot-municipalities, the Dutch association of local authorities, and representatives of various business associations. The MGPS methodology has been implemented in well over 160 local authorities such as municipalities and provinces.

Local Impact Assessment

Choices have to be made whenever local authorities establish municipal by-laws. A Local Impact Assessment helps local authorities by making all the effects of policy choices clearly visible. This makes Local Impact Assessments an important element of any policy-evaluation-cycle.

Reducing local red tape

Municipalities, provinces and other local authorities often are the first point of contact when they encounter constraining regulations or slow procedures. We support local authorities in their efforts to reduce unnecessary local regulatory burden