Michael van den Berg
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD),
Directorate for Employment, Labour and social Affairs, Health Division

Michael is a policy analyst at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), specializing in health system performance assessment, quality of care, and patient-reported indicators. With a background in sociology and a PhD in health services research, he has accumulated over two decades of experience in health services research and policy advice. Throughout his career, Michael’s primary focus has been on utilizing research and knowledge as tools to drive tangible improvements in healthcare systems, enhancing people’s lives. Michael has participated in various international research initiatives related to quality of care, contributing his expertise and insights to global discussions and collaborations. Currently, Michael is leading the OECD’s flagship initiative, the Patient-Reported Indicator Surveys (PaRIS), driven by his ambition to enhance international understanding of healthcare value through patient-reported data. Before joining the OECD, Michael led the development of performance indicators measuring the quality, access, and affordability of the Dutch healthcare system. Through his work, Michael actively engages with patients, policymakers, and healthcare professionals to ensure that their voices are heard in decision-making processes.