Impact orientation in international cooperation

Emergencies with a global impact increase the need for international cooperation, humanitarian aid and peacebuilding. This changes the way such programmes must work together – as well as their roles.
Issues such as poverty, climate change and species loss are of dramatic urgency in the 21st century. They are global issues which transcend national frontiers – yet at the same time international cooperation, humanitarian aid and peacebuilding operate within man-made borders. This requires adjustment. For example, when programmes cooperate, how can they most effectively be linked and implemented? This is what the term “nexus” (Latin nectere: “to bind, to connect”) stands for. And since there are three areas, we are talking about a "Triple Nexus".

We check whether our clients’ structures, approaches and instruments are appropriate and effective. We bring to bear the latest scientific knowledge of how political and economic systems operate, of what works and what doesn't work – and why. We have tools for this, so that we can check and improve them in a targeted manner.

One of Switzerland's strengths is its tradition of working with local people. We share this participatory attitude and are convinced that local voices are crucial in carrying out projects and making them sustainable. With our competence in monitoring and evaluation, we make effectiveness and sustainability visible.

From 2011 to 2019, KEK-CDC coordinated the implementation of the Swiss-Romanian Cooperation Programme (SRCP) on behalf of the SDC.
2019

Donor Committee for dual Vocational Education and Training

Facilitation of Strategic Workshop on dual Vocational Education and Training in Georgia

#internationalcooperation #education #moderation 
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The Donor Committee for Dual Vocational Education and Training (DC dVET) brings together four countries, namely Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein and Switzerland who have long considered dual VET to be a crucial pillar of their development cooperation strategy. Serving as a platform for expertise exchange and coordination of VET strategies, DC dVET organized a three-day workshop in Georgia, where its four members analysed the opportunities and challenges within Georgia's VET landscape. DC dVET entrusted KEK – CDC to facilitate this pivotal exchange.

During the first two days, the primary focus lay on establishing a shared understanding among the members and their implementing partners, laying the groundwork for the joint position. Employing several facilitation tools, one of the most effective being the collective mind map, participants visualized and explored their respective interpretations and concrete activities in relation to VET in Georgia. Building on this collaborative reflection and co-development process, the written joint position was presented and discussed with external partners on the third day. Key stakeholders present during this session included the Georgian Ministry of Education, the European Union delegation in Georgia, and representatives from the business sector.

The insights and outcomes derived from this enriching three-day workshop enabled the DC dVET members, their implementers, and external partners to align their initiatives and bolster their collective impact within Georgia's VET sector. Together, they are committed to promoting and enhancing vocational education and training to drive positive and sustainable change in Georgia's workforce development.
team  |  Niels Rump

Partner, Agronomist and Biologist

Niels Rump

E-Mail
044 368 58 53

Education

Master of Science in Biology, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Master of Science in Agronomy University of Algarve, Portugal
Master of Advanced Studies in Human Systems Engineering, University of Applied Science Western Switzerland   

Working Experience

Africa (Benin, Kenia, Mozambique) Asia (China) South-America (Brazil) Europe (Albania, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary and Portugal). 

Key Qualifications

  • Adult Training:

Training and coaching of trainers, coordination and designing of training programs, e-learning.

  • Facilitation & participative methods:

Training for facilitators with focus on group performance, strategies and methods, coaching and facilitation of large group events, e-facilitation of platforms and webinars.

  • Organisational development:

Consultancy, coaching and expertise, team coaching, traning and coaching for board members and leaders.

  • Rural extension and advisory:

Methodology, designing training concept, training and coaching of advisors.

  • Business Management:

Strategic planning, HR, marketing, trade logistics, quality management (ISO).

  • Project management:

Training and coaching of project managers, outcome mapping and outcome harvesting.

Languages

French, German, English, Portuguese, Spanish

Niels Rump
E-MailPhone
01020304
2018 - 2024
The Quality and Resources Division (WEQA) of SECO's Economic Cooperation and Development Division supports the operational departments in the conception and implementation of economic and trade policy measures with developing countries, the states of Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and the new member states of the European Union.

For more than ten years KEK - CDC has been supporting WEQA within the framework of a professional backstopping. The main objective of the current support phase is to continue to support WEQA in the consistent and efficient application of the guidelines and instruments already developed, both in risk-based management and in internal reviews and evaluations. Tasks include the application of tools for impact-oriented, efficient and sustainable implementation of programs and projects as well as the identification and integration of latest international best practices. 

The comprehensive analysis of all evaluations of SECO projects are included in SECO WE's biennial performance report. In addition, backstopping helps to promote internal learning in WEQA as well as in the operational departments.

A similar mandate was also carried out for the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). For more information, please read the following mandate description.

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team  |  Roman Troxler

Partner, M.A. in International Economic

Roman Troxler

E-Mail
044 368 58 57

Education

M.A. in International Economic Policy
M.A. in International Affairs and Governance
B.A. in International Affairs 

Working Experience

Albania, Benin, Burkina Faso, DR Congo (South Kivu), Ethiopia, France, Germany, Kosovo, Morocco, North Macedonia, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tunisia

Key Qualifications

Planning and backstopping of development projects (mainly in the fields of economic development and skills) with logical frameworks and results chains, Project evaluations including cost-benefit analyses, Employment and labour market analyses.

Languages

German, French, English

Roman Troxler
E-MailPhone
0102030405
2022 - 2023

Swiss Red Cross

Review of practices in measuring achievements of outcomes in projects related to branch development supported by the Swiss Red Cross

#analysis #internationalcooperation
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The Swiss Red Cross (SRC), in line with International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC) efforts, framework and policy has committed to supporting the development of its Sister National Societies (SNSs) and has included a specific domain on National Society Development (NSD) in its International Cooperation (IC) programme 2021-2024. Within the NSD domain, the SRC is supporting branches of SNSs in their operations, capacity building and organisational development, aiming at contributing to the localisation of sustainable humanitarian response. The SRC, being committed to measuring impact of its interventions and projects, mandated KEK – CDC to review its practices in measuring the achievements of the outcomes of the SNSs’ branch develpment projects.

The review aims (1) at appreciating the range of SRC projects related to branch development (BD) and approaches in measuring the changes and progresses, (2) at assessing the coherence, comprehensiveness and effectiveness of the current monitoring and evaluative approach, and the existence and appropriateness of criteria and indicators for BD, and (3) at providing prospective insights for the future of measuring change of BD at the SRC to guide the next steps.

The information was collected through a documents’ review and consultations with stakeholders from the Red Cross Red Crescent (RCRC) movement, namely at the SRC HQ, SRC Delegations, SNSs, the IFRC and the Danish Red Cross. Four focus countries and their National Societies (NSs) were selected for this review due to the BD focus of the projects supported by the SRC, aiming thus at strengthening the functionality of the branch as part of the overall NS organisation: the Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS), South Sudan Red Cross (SSRC), Honduran Red Cross Society (HRCS) and Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS).

Based on the past and current practices findings, the review led to the identification of prospective insights for the future of measuring BD and proposed a set of conceptual and practical considerations for improving the practices in measuring changes of BD. The findings, a proposed theory of change for BD and a proposed framework for evaluating changes at outcome level for BD (integrating aspects of outcomes harvesting) were presented and discussed at a final workshop with participants from the SRC, the IFRC and the Danish Red Cross.
 
team  |  Magali Bernard

Partner, MSc

Magali Bernard

E-Mail
044 368 58 50

Education

MSc., School of Criminal Sciences, University of Lausanne
Diploma of Advanced Studies in Evaluation, University of Berne

Working Experience

Several years of working experience in multicultural, multidisciplinary and complex environments, on bilateral and multilateral cooperation programmes, in various countries and regions:
Africa (Benin, Cape Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa), Eastern Europe (Bulgaria, Romania), Japan, Lebanon, Pakistan, Switzerland

Area of Competency

  • Thematic areas:
Justice, Security, Rule of law, Human rights, Forensic sciences, Migration and Social integration.
  • Services:
Advisory services to public administration at national and local levels as well as to non-profit organisations, multilateral and bilateral agencies active in development cooperation, in particular:
institutional and capacity assessment; project / programme design and management; strategic planning and strategy development; evaluation of projects, programmes, public policies, strategies and institutions; mentoring institutions on quality assurance; facilitation of workshops and experts group meetings.

Languages

French, English, German
Magali Bernard
E-MailPhone
team  |  Raphaela Kübler

Consultant, MA International Relations

Raphaela Kübler

E-Mail
044 368 58 51

Education

MA in International Relations, Graduate Institute Geneva
BA in Political Economy, University of Lucerne

Abroad

South Africa, Zambia, Hong Kong

Languages

German, English, French
Raphaela Kübler
E-MailPhone
010203040506
2022 - 2023

Sufosec Alliance

External Evaluation Synthesis of the Sufosec alliance

#evaluation #internationalcooperation
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The programme document 2021-2024 of the Sufosec alliance, composed of Aqua Alimenta, Fastenaktion, Skat Foundation, Swissaid, Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Suisse and Vivamos Mejor, has five joint outcomes to which the alliance members contribute through their own programmes / projects and according to their thematic priorities and competencies. After almost two years of programme implementation, the Sufosec alliance is currently undertaking a mid-term evaluation, including one external evaluation synthesis and one self-evaluation of learning and synergy effects. The Sufosec alliance has mandated KEK – CDC to conduct the external evaluation synthesis. 

The evaluation synthesis aims at reviewing the relevance of the evaluated programmes / projects, the contributions to the outcomes 1 (improving livelihoods), 2 (establishing and promoting sustainable food systems and food security) and 3 (empowering communities) of the Sufosec programme (effectiveness), the cross-cutting issues of including people left behind and policy dialogue as well as the quality of the evaluation reports.  

Based on a set of selection criteria defined in the inception phase of the review, 18 reports were retained for mapping and analyses, which were conducted using an assessment grid and a quality assurance checklist.

Based on the findings and conclusions, a set of recommendations to be considered by the Sufosec alliance and its member organisations for improving the steering of the Sufosec programme was proposed. The recommendations address three levels: the programmes and projects of the Sufosec member organisations, the Sufosec programme and the Sufosec evaluation practices.
team  |  Magali Bernard

Partner, MSc

Magali Bernard

E-Mail
044 368 58 50

Education

MSc., School of Criminal Sciences, University of Lausanne
Diploma of Advanced Studies in Evaluation, University of Berne

Working Experience

Several years of working experience in multicultural, multidisciplinary and complex environments, on bilateral and multilateral cooperation programmes, in various countries and regions:
Africa (Benin, Cape Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa), Eastern Europe (Bulgaria, Romania), Japan, Lebanon, Pakistan, Switzerland

Area of Competency

  • Thematic areas:
Justice, Security, Rule of law, Human rights, Forensic sciences, Migration and Social integration.
  • Services:
Advisory services to public administration at national and local levels as well as to non-profit organisations, multilateral and bilateral agencies active in development cooperation, in particular:
institutional and capacity assessment; project / programme design and management; strategic planning and strategy development; evaluation of projects, programmes, public policies, strategies and institutions; mentoring institutions on quality assurance; facilitation of workshops and experts group meetings.

Languages

French, English, German
Magali Bernard
E-MailPhone
team  |  Marina Häusermann

Marina Häusermann


Marina Häusermann
01020304050607
2017 - 2023

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC

Analysis of the success rates of SDC projects and programmes

#internationalcooperation #evaluation 
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For several years, development cooperation organisations have seen a growing demand for evidence of the effectiveness of their programmes and projects illustrated through concrete and tangible results. This analysis is often done through a project or programme evaluation using quantitative and qualitative methodologies.

With programmes in more than 50 countries and numerous evaluations reported to the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) each year, the agency commissioned KEK-CDC to carry out a comparative study of a selection of these evaluations. The aim of this work is to be able to compare all the results of these evaluations using the same scale, regardless of their geography, sector or budget.

KEK-CDC supported the SDC and the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) in the development of an Assessment Grid as a working tool for a standardised and therefore comparable analysis. This assessment grid reflects the six evaluation criteria of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), namely relevance, coherence, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability. The reports analysed were in English, French and Spanish. The data prepared and aggregated by KEK-CDC generates a "success rate" which is included in the SDC and SECO report to Parliament on pages 18 and 35. 

A similar mandate was also carried out for SECO. For more information, please read the following mandate description.

 
team  |  Roman Troxler

Partner, M.A. in International Economic

Roman Troxler

E-Mail
044 368 58 57

Education

M.A. in International Economic Policy
M.A. in International Affairs and Governance
B.A. in International Affairs 

Working Experience

Albania, Benin, Burkina Faso, DR Congo (South Kivu), Ethiopia, France, Germany, Kosovo, Morocco, North Macedonia, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tunisia

Key Qualifications

Planning and backstopping of development projects (mainly in the fields of economic development and skills) with logical frameworks and results chains, Project evaluations including cost-benefit analyses, Employment and labour market analyses.

Languages

German, French, English

Roman Troxler
E-MailPhone
team  |  Markus Engler

Markus Engler


Markus Engler
team  |  Marina Häusermann

Marina Häusermann


Marina Häusermann
team  |  Sophie Staheyeff

Sophie Staheyeff


Sophie Staheyeff
02030405060708
2019 -  2023

SWISSAID

Moderation of a participatory strategic development process

#internationalcooperation #moderation #analysis #expertadvice #organisationaldevelopment
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In 2019, SWISSAID went through major internal changes, including changes in management and a new co-leadership of the Foundation Board. A central aspect was the collaboration between the Central Office in Switzerland and the Coordination Offices (BuCos), with particular attention paid to the autonomy granted to the BuCos. To draw up a strategic direction for the future, the organisation called on the organisational development services of KEK – CDC.

The process was resolutely participative, emphasising co-creation to enable the players involved to reach a consensual modus vivendi to which everyone could adhere. Inspired by the principles of sociocracy, a participatory mode of governance, the exercise began with a workshop involving all Head Office employees. This workshop provided an opportunity to reflect on collaboration between teams and to highlight the different forms of governance that exist within the organisation.

It also proved necessary to clarify the roles of the Board of Trustees and the SWISSAID executive, leading to a co-development workshop between the two bodies. After eight months of work, SWISSAID acquired a significant degree of autonomy and continued its organisational development within the organisation, even after the end of the mandate.
team  |  Niels Rump

Partner, Agronomist and Biologist

Niels Rump

E-Mail
044 368 58 53

Education

Master of Science in Biology, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Master of Science in Agronomy University of Algarve, Portugal
Master of Advanced Studies in Human Systems Engineering, University of Applied Science Western Switzerland   

Working Experience

Africa (Benin, Kenia, Mozambique) Asia (China) South-America (Brazil) Europe (Albania, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary and Portugal). 

Key Qualifications

  • Adult Training:

Training and coaching of trainers, coordination and designing of training programs, e-learning.

  • Facilitation & participative methods:

Training for facilitators with focus on group performance, strategies and methods, coaching and facilitation of large group events, e-facilitation of platforms and webinars.

  • Organisational development:

Consultancy, coaching and expertise, team coaching, traning and coaching for board members and leaders.

  • Rural extension and advisory:

Methodology, designing training concept, training and coaching of advisors.

  • Business Management:

Strategic planning, HR, marketing, trade logistics, quality management (ISO).

  • Project management:

Training and coaching of project managers, outcome mapping and outcome harvesting.

Languages

French, German, English, Portuguese, Spanish

Niels Rump
E-MailPhone
team  |  Carsten Schulz

Managing Director, Partner, Consultant, Trainer and Facilitator

Carsten Schulz

E-Mail
044 368 85 54

Education

Master of Advanced Studies in Development Cooperation (MAS ETH D&C) at NADEL, ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland.
Study of Forest Sciences (M.Sc.) at the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany.

Areas of Competency

  • Thematic:

Natural Resources Management, Rural Development, Income Generation, Private Sector-Development, Decentralization and Local Governance.

  • Methodic:

Project Management; Facilitation (incl. e-Facilitation); Planning, support and evaluation of projects; Coaching, Counselling and Organizational Development.

Working Experience

Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Ethiopia, Finland, Georgia, Lebanon, Mongolia, Mozambique, Norway, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Panama, Romania, Tajikistan, Venezuela, Vietnam.

Key Qualifications

  • Project Management:

Proven management and leadership experience of managing projects in complex and intercultural situations, using a multi-stakeholder approach.

  • Facilitation:

Extensive experiences in workshop facilitation (face to face events, conferences up to 200 participants). Facilitation of e-discussions and animation of online networks.

Coaching, counseling and organizational development to organizations, project teams and individuals – including facilitation of team retreats and individual leadership coaching.

  • Knowledge Management:

Guiding knowledge sharing and learning processes; support and backstopping to thematic networks as well as to project teams and individuals. Capitalization of project experiences and results.

  • Training:

Conceptualizing, planning and conducting training courses (in an intercultural environment). Topics include all issues in the above mentioned competences as well as project cycle management, monitoring & evaluation.
Private Sector Development in rural development as well as natural resources management. Conceptualizing, planning and managing projects and programs using approaches such as value chain development or market systems development (e.g. M4P).

Languages

German, English, Portuguese, Spanish

Carsten Schulz
E-MailPhone
03040506070809
2021 - 2022

DROSOS Foundation

Consultancy and process support in setting up a monitoring system in the thematic focus "Economic Self-Reliance" in the programme "Access to the World of Work"

#economy&employment #expertadvice #strategydevelopment #moderation
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The DROSOS Foundation commissioned KEK – CDC in 2021 to accompany them in setting up a meaningful and flexible monitoring system (M&E Framework) in the thematic priority "Economic Self-Reliance" in the programme "Access to the World of Work". This included facilitation of the entire process, but also advice on M&E content and the use of the partner-centred Project Cycle Management (PCM) method Outcome Mapping. A major challenge in the process was to map the monitoring data through an IT-based M&E tool (Toladata), and to ensure the aggregation of the data and the reporting system of the different partner organisations.

Thanks to the fruitful cooperation between KEK – CDC, the DROSOS programme manager and the partner organisations, the M&E framework could be further developed in such a way that it can now be used for monitoring at outcome level and for steering the entire programme.
team  |  Carsten Schulz

Managing Director, Partner, Consultant, Trainer and Facilitator

Carsten Schulz

E-Mail
044 368 85 54

Education

Master of Advanced Studies in Development Cooperation (MAS ETH D&C) at NADEL, ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland.
Study of Forest Sciences (M.Sc.) at the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany.

Areas of Competency

  • Thematic:

Natural Resources Management, Rural Development, Income Generation, Private Sector-Development, Decentralization and Local Governance.

  • Methodic:

Project Management; Facilitation (incl. e-Facilitation); Planning, support and evaluation of projects; Coaching, Counselling and Organizational Development.

Working Experience

Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Ethiopia, Finland, Georgia, Lebanon, Mongolia, Mozambique, Norway, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Panama, Romania, Tajikistan, Venezuela, Vietnam.

Key Qualifications

  • Project Management:

Proven management and leadership experience of managing projects in complex and intercultural situations, using a multi-stakeholder approach.

  • Facilitation:

Extensive experiences in workshop facilitation (face to face events, conferences up to 200 participants). Facilitation of e-discussions and animation of online networks.

Coaching, counseling and organizational development to organizations, project teams and individuals – including facilitation of team retreats and individual leadership coaching.

  • Knowledge Management:

Guiding knowledge sharing and learning processes; support and backstopping to thematic networks as well as to project teams and individuals. Capitalization of project experiences and results.

  • Training:

Conceptualizing, planning and conducting training courses (in an intercultural environment). Topics include all issues in the above mentioned competences as well as project cycle management, monitoring & evaluation.
Private Sector Development in rural development as well as natural resources management. Conceptualizing, planning and managing projects and programs using approaches such as value chain development or market systems development (e.g. M4P).

Languages

German, English, Portuguese, Spanish

Carsten Schulz
E-MailPhone
04050607080910
2021 - 2022

Swiss Red Cross

Evaluation of the Linking Relief, Rehabilitation and Development (LRRD) practice

#internationalcooperation #evaluation
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The Swiss Red Cross (SRC) released its linking relief, rehabilitation and development (LRRD) concept in 2010. It addresses the nexus between humanitarian aid and development cooperation. After 10 years of implementation of its LRRD concept, the SRC mandated KEK – CDC to obtain an external, independent and evidence-based assessment of its LRRD approach and practice. The evaluation aims at analysing the extent to which the SRC has been able to implement its LRRD approach in practice and at highlighting the related conducive and hindering factors.

The data were collected through a document review, semi-structured interviews and focus groups with key actors of the SRC, the Red Cross Red Crescent (RC/RC) Movement and partner organisations. To ensure the field perspective, the evaluation also included specific data collection in five focus countries (Honduras, Bangladesh, Malawi, Lebanon and the Eastern Europe Balkan Migration Programme). Caritas Switzerland and the Danish Red Cross were chosen to provide insights on experiences, good practices and lessons learnt in the way they implement (double or triple) nexus approaches.

The evaluation report includes a short analysis of the (global, RC/RC Movement and SRC) context, presents findings and conclusions on the effectiveness of the LRRD approach at the SRC and in particular at SRC's institutional set-up and programming levels as well with regard to its collaboration modalities with partners and financial resources and funding mechanisms to work in LRRD. The report proposes ten recommendations to the SRC to improve their LRRD concept and approach within the organization and in working with partners.
team  |  Magali Bernard

Partner, MSc

Magali Bernard

E-Mail
044 368 58 50

Education

MSc., School of Criminal Sciences, University of Lausanne
Diploma of Advanced Studies in Evaluation, University of Berne

Working Experience

Several years of working experience in multicultural, multidisciplinary and complex environments, on bilateral and multilateral cooperation programmes, in various countries and regions:
Africa (Benin, Cape Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa), Eastern Europe (Bulgaria, Romania), Japan, Lebanon, Pakistan, Switzerland

Area of Competency

  • Thematic areas:
Justice, Security, Rule of law, Human rights, Forensic sciences, Migration and Social integration.
  • Services:
Advisory services to public administration at national and local levels as well as to non-profit organisations, multilateral and bilateral agencies active in development cooperation, in particular:
institutional and capacity assessment; project / programme design and management; strategic planning and strategy development; evaluation of projects, programmes, public policies, strategies and institutions; mentoring institutions on quality assurance; facilitation of workshops and experts group meetings.

Languages

French, English, German
Magali Bernard
E-MailPhone
team  |  Dieter Zürcher

Partner, M. A. in Geography

Dieter Zürcher

E-Mail
044 368 58 55

Education

Licentiate in Geography at University of Zurich.

Areas of Competency

Knowledge Management, Organisation performance, Economic transformation, Rural development and income generation, Decentralisation and local governance, Migration, Sustainable development

Working Experience

Albania, Armenia, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, China, Dominican Republic, Georgia, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Kosovo, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Romania, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Tansania, Vietnam

Key Qualifications

Participatory conceptualisation of development cooperation projects and programmes with logical framework and result based management concepts, Project and programme management in an interdisciplinary environment, Evaluation and impact assessment of various projects and programmes for public authorities as well as NGOs quality management in development cooperation, Design and implementation of applied research projects, Moderation of groups and organisational development processes, Conceptualisation and delivery of various training courses (in Switzerland, developing and transition countries)

Languages

German, English, Spanish, French

Dieter Zürcher
E-MailPhone
team  |  Marina Häusermann

Marina Häusermann


Marina Häusermann
05060708091011
2021 -  2022

Fastenaktion

Fastenkation: Institutionelle Evaluation der Strategie 2017-2024, Evaluation der internationalen Programme und Evaluation des Landesprogramms Kenia

#internationalezusammenarbeit #strategieentwicklung #organisationsentwicklung #evaluation
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Fastenaktion ist eine kirchliche Organisation, die sich seit über 60 Jahren für globale Solidarität und Gerechtigkeit einsetzt. Die Organisation engagiert sich gemeinsam mit ihren Partnerorganisationen für verbesserte Lebensbedingungen benachteiligter Menschen in Afrika, Asien und Lateinamerika. Fastenaktion beauftragte KEK – CDC mit einer institutionellen Evaluation der Strategie 2017-2024, die sowohl die 12 Landesprogramme als auch die drei internationalen Programme umfasste. Der Bericht zielt darauf ab, eine umfassende Bilanz der Strategieumsetzung zu machen und Empfehlungen für die kommende Strategieperiode 2025-2030 zu geben.

Für die institutionelle Evaluation verwendete KEK – CDC einen Mix aus qualitativen und quantitativen Methoden und baute die Recherche auf verschiedenen bestehenden Analysen sowie Teilevaluationen auf (z.B. im Bereich Kommunikation und Fund Raising). Konkret führte KEK – CDC Interviews, Fokusgruppen und Online-Befragungen durch, und synthetisierte die Ergebnisse aus den 12 Evaluationen der Länderprogramme. Quantitative Forschungsmethoden wendete KEK – CDC bei der Finanzanalyse an. Zusätzlich hat KEK – CDC in der Evaluation der Internationalen Programme mitgewirkt und die Evaluation des Landesprogrammes Kenia durchgeführt.

Auf Basis dieser Analyse erarbeitete KEK – CDC abschliessend verschiedene Empfehlungen zum Geschäftsmodell von Fastenaktion, zur Auswahl der Länder und Kooperationspartner, zur Kommunikation sowie zum Fundraising. KEK – CDC konsolidierte die Ergebnisse, Schlussfolgerungen und Empfehlungen der Evaluation.

Erfahren Sie hier mehr über die Evaluation des Landesprogramms Kenia.
team  |  Dieter Zürcher

Partner, M. A. in Geography

Dieter Zürcher

E-Mail
044 368 58 55

Education

Licentiate in Geography at University of Zurich.

Areas of Competency

Knowledge Management, Organisation performance, Economic transformation, Rural development and income generation, Decentralisation and local governance, Migration, Sustainable development

Working Experience

Albania, Armenia, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, China, Dominican Republic, Georgia, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Kosovo, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Romania, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Tansania, Vietnam

Key Qualifications

Participatory conceptualisation of development cooperation projects and programmes with logical framework and result based management concepts, Project and programme management in an interdisciplinary environment, Evaluation and impact assessment of various projects and programmes for public authorities as well as NGOs quality management in development cooperation, Design and implementation of applied research projects, Moderation of groups and organisational development processes, Conceptualisation and delivery of various training courses (in Switzerland, developing and transition countries)

Languages

German, English, Spanish, French

Dieter Zürcher
E-MailPhone
team  |  Magali Bernard

Partner, MSc

Magali Bernard

E-Mail
044 368 58 50

Education

MSc., School of Criminal Sciences, University of Lausanne
Diploma of Advanced Studies in Evaluation, University of Berne

Working Experience

Several years of working experience in multicultural, multidisciplinary and complex environments, on bilateral and multilateral cooperation programmes, in various countries and regions:
Africa (Benin, Cape Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa), Eastern Europe (Bulgaria, Romania), Japan, Lebanon, Pakistan, Switzerland

Area of Competency

  • Thematic areas:
Justice, Security, Rule of law, Human rights, Forensic sciences, Migration and Social integration.
  • Services:
Advisory services to public administration at national and local levels as well as to non-profit organisations, multilateral and bilateral agencies active in development cooperation, in particular:
institutional and capacity assessment; project / programme design and management; strategic planning and strategy development; evaluation of projects, programmes, public policies, strategies and institutions; mentoring institutions on quality assurance; facilitation of workshops and experts group meetings.

Languages

French, English, German
Magali Bernard
E-MailPhone
team  |  Sophie Staheyeff

Sophie Staheyeff


Sophie Staheyeff
06070809101112
2019 - 2022

GIZ

Analysis of regional labour inspection centers and moderation of a participatory strategic development process in Senegal

#economy&employment #analysis #expertadvice #moderation 
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The "Together towards Labour Reform" project, implemented by GIZ, aims to promote labour market governance conducive to sustainable economic development, and to facilitate job creation, particularly for young people. Several components have been developed as part of this approach, including one dedicated to labour inspection, where KEK – CDC is providing support to the GIZ through an analysis of processes and assistance in organisational development.

KEK – CDC, in collaboration with Patrick Bougueliane, was asked to visit and analyse the operation of five of these centers to evaluate the working methods, processes in place and culture present within these centers. The final report was presented, discussed and validated during a participatory workshop with all the labour inspectors and the Directorate General of labour. Following this workshop, action plans and concrete roadmaps for improving the processes were drawn up.

KEK – CDC provided its analytical skills and expertise in moderating and leading workshops, complemented by our external partner's experience in labour inspection. This complementarity was made possible by our solid network of experts, with whom we work closely and frequently.
team  |  Niels Rump

Partner, Agronomist and Biologist

Niels Rump

E-Mail
044 368 58 53

Education

Master of Science in Biology, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Master of Science in Agronomy University of Algarve, Portugal
Master of Advanced Studies in Human Systems Engineering, University of Applied Science Western Switzerland   

Working Experience

Africa (Benin, Kenia, Mozambique) Asia (China) South-America (Brazil) Europe (Albania, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary and Portugal). 

Key Qualifications

  • Adult Training:

Training and coaching of trainers, coordination and designing of training programs, e-learning.

  • Facilitation & participative methods:

Training for facilitators with focus on group performance, strategies and methods, coaching and facilitation of large group events, e-facilitation of platforms and webinars.

  • Organisational development:

Consultancy, coaching and expertise, team coaching, traning and coaching for board members and leaders.

  • Rural extension and advisory:

Methodology, designing training concept, training and coaching of advisors.

  • Business Management:

Strategic planning, HR, marketing, trade logistics, quality management (ISO).

  • Project management:

Training and coaching of project managers, outcome mapping and outcome harvesting.

Languages

French, German, English, Portuguese, Spanish

Niels Rump
E-MailPhone
07080910111213
 2021

City of Geneva

Evaluation of the City of Geneva's international solidarity mechanism

#internationalcooperation #evaluation
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Following almost ten years of implementation of the Regulations of the Fund dedicated to international solidarity adopted in 2012, the Secretariat of the Delegation Genève Ville Solidaire (DGVS), the Service de l'Agenda 21 and the Direction of the Department of Finance, Environment and Housing expressed the need to evaluate the functioning of the international solidarity mechanism of the City of Geneva with a view to advancing it both at the operational and strategic levels.

The City of Geneva has mandated KEK - CDC to conduct this evaluation. The aim of the evaluation is to observe, analyse and assess the functioning of the international solidarity mechanism from 2011 to 2021 in order to provide a panoramic and inclusive view, according to four evaluation axes, namely the functioning of the mechanism, the work with the beneficiary institutions, the solidarity policy and communication and awareness-raising.

The evaluation was carried out using a document review, semi-structured interviews with key actors from the City, Geneva municipalities, the Canton of Geneva, the Confederation, the Geneva Federation of Cooperation and other partners, and group interviews and an online survey of beneficiary and non-beneficiary institutions of the DGVS. The analyses were completed by an analysis of international solidarity funding practices in Switzerland, namely of the cities of Lausanne and Zurich* and the Canton of Basel-Stadt.

The final report proposes, on the basis of the results and conclusions, sixteen recommendations concerning the strategic positioning of the mechanism, the revision of the regulatory base, the improvement of operational work, the strengthening of communication and the reflections to be carried out in order to make strategic decisions on certain themes and intervention methods. The recommendations are addressed to the City of Geneva and a three-stage implementation process was proposed.

A similar mandate was also carried out for the city of Zurich. For more information, please read the following mandate description.
team  |  Magali Bernard

Partner, MSc

Magali Bernard

E-Mail
044 368 58 50

Education

MSc., School of Criminal Sciences, University of Lausanne
Diploma of Advanced Studies in Evaluation, University of Berne

Working Experience

Several years of working experience in multicultural, multidisciplinary and complex environments, on bilateral and multilateral cooperation programmes, in various countries and regions:
Africa (Benin, Cape Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa), Eastern Europe (Bulgaria, Romania), Japan, Lebanon, Pakistan, Switzerland

Area of Competency

  • Thematic areas:
Justice, Security, Rule of law, Human rights, Forensic sciences, Migration and Social integration.
  • Services:
Advisory services to public administration at national and local levels as well as to non-profit organisations, multilateral and bilateral agencies active in development cooperation, in particular:
institutional and capacity assessment; project / programme design and management; strategic planning and strategy development; evaluation of projects, programmes, public policies, strategies and institutions; mentoring institutions on quality assurance; facilitation of workshops and experts group meetings.

Languages

French, English, German
Magali Bernard
E-MailPhone
08091011121314
2020 - 2021

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

External review of the Swiss Humanitarian Aid Unit (SHA) of the SDC

#internationalcooperation #analysis
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Swiss Humanitarian Aid’s main mission is to save lives and alleviate suffering, and one of its four instruments to accomplish this goal Swiss Humanitarian Aid (SHA) Unit. This unit, which was created in 1973, consists of a pool of approximately 600 standby experts who are grouped in 11 thematic Expert Groups, plus about 180 reserve experts.

The Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC) mandated KEK – CDC to carry out a prospective (future-oriented) and formative (learning-oriented) review of the SHA Unit. The mandate’s main objective was to determine the relevance, respectively the organisational appropriateness and added value of the SHA Unit and its contribution to the SDC core mandate and Swiss foreign policy in general. KEK – CDC, in partnership with ebaix, used a combination of different analytical tools including an institutional assessment and context analysis, developed a Theory of Change to reflect the logic of the organisational purpose and the work of the unit as well as its deployment modes. Interviews and several focus groups were carried out, as well as an online survey, to gather data from relevant actors. In addition, two in-depth case studies (Jordan and Myanmar) as well as three light case studies (Haiti, Mozambique and Ukraine) were conducted, involving more than forty interviews with SDC staff at the Headquarters, Swiss Embassies, Swiss Cooperation Offices, SHA Unit experts, Swiss and international partners, and other donors in the respective countries.

In order for the work to truly reflect the needs of the mandator, several workshops were organised where additional information and feedback was gathered to guide and inform the evaluation. A final workshop was also facilitated with SDC staff to validate the options for a possible future organisational setup of the SHA Unit and to formulate clearly what options are viable and needed.

The final report can found here.
team  |  Dieter Zürcher

Partner, M. A. in Geography

Dieter Zürcher

E-Mail
044 368 58 55

Education

Licentiate in Geography at University of Zurich.

Areas of Competency

Knowledge Management, Organisation performance, Economic transformation, Rural development and income generation, Decentralisation and local governance, Migration, Sustainable development

Working Experience

Albania, Armenia, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, China, Dominican Republic, Georgia, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Kosovo, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Romania, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Tansania, Vietnam

Key Qualifications

Participatory conceptualisation of development cooperation projects and programmes with logical framework and result based management concepts, Project and programme management in an interdisciplinary environment, Evaluation and impact assessment of various projects and programmes for public authorities as well as NGOs quality management in development cooperation, Design and implementation of applied research projects, Moderation of groups and organisational development processes, Conceptualisation and delivery of various training courses (in Switzerland, developing and transition countries)

Languages

German, English, Spanish, French

Dieter Zürcher
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team  |  Magali Bernard

Partner, MSc

Magali Bernard

E-Mail
044 368 58 50

Education

MSc., School of Criminal Sciences, University of Lausanne
Diploma of Advanced Studies in Evaluation, University of Berne

Working Experience

Several years of working experience in multicultural, multidisciplinary and complex environments, on bilateral and multilateral cooperation programmes, in various countries and regions:
Africa (Benin, Cape Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa), Eastern Europe (Bulgaria, Romania), Japan, Lebanon, Pakistan, Switzerland

Area of Competency

  • Thematic areas:
Justice, Security, Rule of law, Human rights, Forensic sciences, Migration and Social integration.
  • Services:
Advisory services to public administration at national and local levels as well as to non-profit organisations, multilateral and bilateral agencies active in development cooperation, in particular:
institutional and capacity assessment; project / programme design and management; strategic planning and strategy development; evaluation of projects, programmes, public policies, strategies and institutions; mentoring institutions on quality assurance; facilitation of workshops and experts group meetings.

Languages

French, English, German
Magali Bernard
E-MailPhone
team  |  Marina Häusermann

Marina Häusermann


Marina Häusermann
09101112131415
2019 - 2020

City of Zurich

External analysis and organisational development process of the City of Zurich's development cooperation funds

#internationalcooperation #expertadvice #strategydevelopment #organisationaldevelopment
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The realignment of the City of Zurich's development cooperation strategy is the consequence of the referendum of November 2019 with the decided increase of the annual award funds for projects to eight million Swiss francs. The Finance Department, which was responsible for development cooperation, reached organisational limits in terms of resources, know-how, organisational structure, processes and external communication with its previous allocation practice and mandated KEK – CDC for a technical analysis and a subsequent organisational development process.

The main objective of the technical analysis was to examine the organisation and allocation of funds in the field of development cooperation by the City of Zurich, and to suggest solutions for future design and allocation based on the new conditions. The methodology consisted of a document analysis of relevant guidelines, leaflets, award reports and application forms of the City of Zurich, semi-structured interviews with relevant actors, focus groups with recipients of contributions from the City of Zurich and a SWOT analysis. This also included a comparison with the City of Basel, the Lottery Fund of the Canton of Zurich and the Liechtenstein Development Service to gather different practices and experiences. KEK – CDC came to the conclusion that development cooperation should be transferred from the Department of Finance to the Department of the Presidency/City Development due to the diverse international relations and recommended to realign the area strategically, in terms of content and organisation with four concrete combinable award modalities.

In the follow-up mandate, KEK – CDC supported the City of Zurich through an organisational development process to develop the constitution and accompaniment of the realignment of development cooperation, which regulates the new award practice along the structure of the four proposed modalities. In this process, the project organisation was established and the new award practice defined in a participatory manner. KEK – CDC used instruments of coaching and project management and accompanied the City Development Department with regard to strategic decisions as well as the project team with regard to technical and organisational questions. This was achieved through regular exchanges and status reviews (feedback, amendments) as well as a flexible adaptation of the implementation plan to new circumstances.
team  |  Dieter Zürcher

Partner, M. A. in Geography

Dieter Zürcher

E-Mail
044 368 58 55

Education

Licentiate in Geography at University of Zurich.

Areas of Competency

Knowledge Management, Organisation performance, Economic transformation, Rural development and income generation, Decentralisation and local governance, Migration, Sustainable development

Working Experience

Albania, Armenia, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, China, Dominican Republic, Georgia, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Kosovo, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Romania, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Tansania, Vietnam

Key Qualifications

Participatory conceptualisation of development cooperation projects and programmes with logical framework and result based management concepts, Project and programme management in an interdisciplinary environment, Evaluation and impact assessment of various projects and programmes for public authorities as well as NGOs quality management in development cooperation, Design and implementation of applied research projects, Moderation of groups and organisational development processes, Conceptualisation and delivery of various training courses (in Switzerland, developing and transition countries)

Languages

German, English, Spanish, French

Dieter Zürcher
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team  |  Marina Häusermann

Marina Häusermann


Marina Häusermann
10111213141516
2011 - 2019
The Swiss-Romanian Cooperation Programme (SRCP) has been part of the non-refundable aid offered by the Swiss Federal Council to 12 European member states who joined the EU between 2004 and 2007. Its main goals have been to reduce economic and social disparities between Romania and the more advanced countries of the European Union and between Romanian urban centres and structurally weak peripheral regions. 

KEK - CDC was mandated by Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) as leader of a consortium* for managing and administrating the two Thematic Funds: “Civil Society Participation” and “Partnership and Expert Fund”. The main goal of the former has been the promotion of active participation of Romanian civil society organisations in policy processes both as a voice of the civil society and as service providers whereas the purpose of the latter has been to strengthen Swiss-Romanian partnerships that are capable to address development challenges.  

In order to compile the achievements of the two Thematic Funds, a website was created with a catalogue of all 141 projects and video/visual products. By February 2018 all projects completed their implementation and closing events took place in Romania as well as in Switzerland. An external final evaluation concluded that the funds were successfully implemented and overall reached the outcomes, namely that citizens’ life changed positively and that the Civil Society’s voice in addressing policy change was strengthened. Yet, the impact at policy level was more difficult to assess. 


* Consortium formed by KEK - CDC, Civil Society Development Foundation and Romanian Environmental Partnership Foundation
team  |  Dieter Zürcher

Partner, M. A. in Geography

Dieter Zürcher

E-Mail
044 368 58 55

Education

Licentiate in Geography at University of Zurich.

Areas of Competency

Knowledge Management, Organisation performance, Economic transformation, Rural development and income generation, Decentralisation and local governance, Migration, Sustainable development

Working Experience

Albania, Armenia, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, China, Dominican Republic, Georgia, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Kosovo, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Romania, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Tansania, Vietnam

Key Qualifications

Participatory conceptualisation of development cooperation projects and programmes with logical framework and result based management concepts, Project and programme management in an interdisciplinary environment, Evaluation and impact assessment of various projects and programmes for public authorities as well as NGOs quality management in development cooperation, Design and implementation of applied research projects, Moderation of groups and organisational development processes, Conceptualisation and delivery of various training courses (in Switzerland, developing and transition countries)

Languages

German, English, Spanish, French

Dieter Zürcher
E-MailPhone
11121314151617
 2019

Swiss Embassy Kyiv on behalf of Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC

Evaluation of the Swiss Cooperation Strategy Ukraine 2015-2019

#regionaldevelopment #strategicdevelopment #expertadvice #peace&security
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From 2015 - 2018, the Swiss Embassy in Kyiv was involved in the implementation of more than 100 projects as Switzerland’s support to the transition in Ukraine with an estimated budget of 142 Mio CHF. 

KEK - CDC was entrusted by the Swiss Embassy in Kyiv to evaluate the Swiss Cooperation Strategy for Ukraine 2015-2019, jointly prepared by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and the Human Security Division. 

KEK - CDC together with two peers from SDC and SECO and supported by a national consultant conducted this evaluation with the aim, to assess the strategic orientation of the Swiss involvement in Ukraine in all areas of intervention.  

The evaluation included concrete recommendations for the new strategy 2020 – 2023 of the Swiss Confederation in Ukraine and has been published with a Management Response by the involved Federal Offices. 

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team  |  Carsten Schulz

Managing Director, Partner, Consultant, Trainer and Facilitator

Carsten Schulz

E-Mail
044 368 85 54

Education

Master of Advanced Studies in Development Cooperation (MAS ETH D&C) at NADEL, ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland.
Study of Forest Sciences (M.Sc.) at the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany.

Areas of Competency

  • Thematic:

Natural Resources Management, Rural Development, Income Generation, Private Sector-Development, Decentralization and Local Governance.

  • Methodic:

Project Management; Facilitation (incl. e-Facilitation); Planning, support and evaluation of projects; Coaching, Counselling and Organizational Development.

Working Experience

Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Ethiopia, Finland, Georgia, Lebanon, Mongolia, Mozambique, Norway, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Panama, Romania, Tajikistan, Venezuela, Vietnam.

Key Qualifications

  • Project Management:

Proven management and leadership experience of managing projects in complex and intercultural situations, using a multi-stakeholder approach.

  • Facilitation:

Extensive experiences in workshop facilitation (face to face events, conferences up to 200 participants). Facilitation of e-discussions and animation of online networks.

Coaching, counseling and organizational development to organizations, project teams and individuals – including facilitation of team retreats and individual leadership coaching.

  • Knowledge Management:

Guiding knowledge sharing and learning processes; support and backstopping to thematic networks as well as to project teams and individuals. Capitalization of project experiences and results.

  • Training:

Conceptualizing, planning and conducting training courses (in an intercultural environment). Topics include all issues in the above mentioned competences as well as project cycle management, monitoring & evaluation.
Private Sector Development in rural development as well as natural resources management. Conceptualizing, planning and managing projects and programs using approaches such as value chain development or market systems development (e.g. M4P).

Languages

German, English, Portuguese, Spanish

Carsten Schulz
E-MailPhone
121314151617
 2018

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GIZ

Analyse des modalités de gestion et coordination de la coopération internationale en Tunisie

#internationalcooperation #strategydevelopment
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Depuis la révolution de jasmin en 2011, la Tunisie a bénéficié d’un effort conséquent de la part des bailleurs de fonds. Cette multiplication d’acteurs a augmenté les coûts de transaction tant pour les bailleurs que les bénéficiaires tunisiens et a diminué l’impact réel des projets au développement. 

C’est dans ce contexte que le Ministère du Développement, de l'Investissement et de la Coopération internationale (MDICI) a sollicité l’assistance technique du Programme des Nations unies pour le développement (PNUD) et de la Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). L’objectif de la mission d’appui conduite par KEK - CDC était de développer un récapitulatif des besoins des parties prenantes et des recommandations en vue d’assurer l'utilisation efficiente des ressources et la mise en œuvre efficace des projets de coopération.  

Les recommandations prévoyaient la mise en place d’un dispositif de gestion, de suivi, d’évaluation et de coordination ainsi que d’un système d’information permettant aux intervenants et services concernés de renforcer leurs capacités.
team  |  Roman Troxler

Partner, M.A. in International Economic

Roman Troxler

E-Mail
044 368 58 57

Education

M.A. in International Economic Policy
M.A. in International Affairs and Governance
B.A. in International Affairs 

Working Experience

Albania, Benin, Burkina Faso, DR Congo (South Kivu), Ethiopia, France, Germany, Kosovo, Morocco, North Macedonia, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tunisia

Key Qualifications

Planning and backstopping of development projects (mainly in the fields of economic development and skills) with logical frameworks and results chains, Project evaluations including cost-benefit analyses, Employment and labour market analyses.

Languages

German, French, English

Roman Troxler
E-MailPhone
1314151617
 2018

HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation

Support of HELVETAS for the elaboration of its programme strategy 2021-2024 and the funding proposal for the SDC contribution 2021-2024

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HELVETAS prepared a new programme strategy for the new programme cycle 2021-2024. The management team has been taking several strategic decisions and discussing various themes and approaches based on a series of policy papers, workshops and consultations at all organizational levels.  
 

KEK - CDC supported HELVETAS in facilitating internal discussions to clarify future orientations, proposing a structure for the results framework, refine inputs and signal eventual gaps and inconsistencies. Those steps aimed in the end to finalise the strategic orientation and extract information needed to submit a proposal to obtain programme contribution to Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC. 

As a result, a coherent Theory of Change was developed based on which goals, outcomes and indicators were defined  in a results frame. Additional strategic elements were defined (approaches, transversal themes, management and security instruments), which guide HELVETAS to monitor and report its work. Based on that a funding proposal was prepared and submitted to SDC. 

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team  |  Dieter Zürcher

Partner, M. A. in Geography

Dieter Zürcher

E-Mail
044 368 58 55

Education

Licentiate in Geography at University of Zurich.

Areas of Competency

Knowledge Management, Organisation performance, Economic transformation, Rural development and income generation, Decentralisation and local governance, Migration, Sustainable development

Working Experience

Albania, Armenia, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, China, Dominican Republic, Georgia, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Kosovo, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Romania, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, Tansania, Vietnam

Key Qualifications

Participatory conceptualisation of development cooperation projects and programmes with logical framework and result based management concepts, Project and programme management in an interdisciplinary environment, Evaluation and impact assessment of various projects and programmes for public authorities as well as NGOs quality management in development cooperation, Design and implementation of applied research projects, Moderation of groups and organisational development processes, Conceptualisation and delivery of various training courses (in Switzerland, developing and transition countries)

Languages

German, English, Spanish, French

Dieter Zürcher
E-MailPhone
14151617