Geske Dijkstra (1956) is associate professor in economics at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. After working for several years in Central America, she first joined the Maastricht University and then the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague.
She has been consultant on aid issues, among others, for the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the Swedish International Development Agency.
She has published on the effectiveness of aid, the impact of economic liberalisation, gender and debt. She was the coordinator of the Evaluation Report on International Debt Relief 1990-1999 carried out for the Policy and Operations Evaluation Department of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.