KEK – CDC

We are experts in development in government agencies and non-profit organisations. Our tools are analysis, advice and evaluation.

We work in Switzerland and worldwide. We are convinced that solutions work when people act together and in a participatory way.
team  |  Daniel Wegmann

Business economist (freelancer)

Daniel Wegmann

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team  |  Markus Engler

Partner, M.Sc. Civil Engineering

Markus Engler

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044 368 58 73

Education

Master of Science in Civil Engineering (Regional Planning and Structural Engineering) at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, (ETH) Zurich
Post-graduate studies in Development and Cooperation (NADEL) at ETH in Zurich.

Areas of Competency

Consultant in Organisational Development, Planning, Process-Management and Evaluation

Working Experience

Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cameroon, India, Laos, Lesotho, Namibia, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand

Key Qualifications

Planning, Process-Management and Evaluation

Languages

German, English, French, Nepali
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team  |  Roman Troxler

Co-Managing Director, Partner, M.A. in International Economic

Roman Troxler

E-Mail
044 368 58 15

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

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team  |  Franz Kehl

Partner, M.A. in Political Science and History

Franz Kehl

E-Mail
044 368 58 79

Education

Licentiate in Political Sciences, Contemporary History, Communication and Media Science at University of Fribourg. 

Areas of Competency

  • Thematic: (Vocational) education, labour, social work, migration and integration
  • Methodic: planning, moderation, evaluation, project management

Working Experience

Albania, Austria, Bosnia y Herzegovina, Georgia (South Caucasus), Germany, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia

Key Qualifications

Advisory services for public administration at local, cantonal and federal level as well as non-profit organisations in the fields of vocational and professional education and training, labour market insertion, social welfare, and migration and integration policies.

Languages

German, English, French
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team  |  Magali Bernard

Partner, M.Sc. in Criminal Sciences

Magali Bernard

E-Mail
044 368 58 76

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, Democratic governance, Rule of law, Human rights, 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 and strategies; mentoring institutions on quality assurance; facilitation of workshops and experts group meetings.

Languages

French, English, German
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team  |  Carsten Schulz

Partner, Consultant, Trainer and Facilitator

Carsten Schulz

E-Mail
044 368 85 75

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

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team  |  Dr. Kathrin Frey

Co-Managing Director, Partner, PhD in Political Science

Dr. Kathrin Frey

E-Mail
044 368 58 98

Education

PhD in Political Science, University of Zurich
Licentiate in Political Science, Business and Economics, International Law, University of Zurich

Areas of Competency

Education, health (prevention and health promotion), evidence-based policy-making

Key Qualifications

Advisory services for public administration at the federal, cantonal and local level, and for non-profit organisation. Design and implementation of evaluations and analyses of measures, projects and programmes. Concept development and moderation of development processes. Design and implementation of workshops, training modules.

Languages

German, English, French
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team  |  Sophie Staheyeff

Scientific Assistant, MA Development Studies

Sophie Staheyeff

E-Mail
044 368 58 30

Education

MA in Development Studies, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex 
BLaw in Law, University of Fribourg

Experiences abroad

United Kingdom, Peru, Colombia, Chile

Languages

French, English, German, Spanish
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team  |  Dieter Zürcher

Partner, M. A. in Geography

Dieter Zürcher

E-Mail
044 368 58 78

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

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team  |  Dragana Matic

Assistant

Dragana Matic

E-Mail
044 368 58 01

Working experience

USA, Canada

Languages

German, English, Serbian

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team  |  Niels Rump

Partner, Agronomist and Biologist

Niels Rump

E-Mail
044 368 58 74

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

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team  |  Marina Häusermann

Scientific assistant, MA History

Marina Häusermann

E-Mail
044 368 58 77

Education

MA History, Social Anthropology of Transnationalism and the State, University of Bern 
BA Contemporary History, Social Anthropology, University of Fribourg 
CAS in Evaluation, University of Bern

Working Experience

Bosnia Herzegovina, Chile, Kosovo, Russia, France, Palestine, Tanzania

Languages

German, English, Spanish, French, Russian

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11.11.2021

KEK – CDC featured in RECONOMY podcast series


Roman talks about his experience supporting programmes with CBA, explains why projects should prioritize them and describes how important it is to see CBA as a continuous process embedded in the project’s existing monitoring system.

Go listen to the full episode to hear the panel explore the question of whether the invested money is worth the outcome achieved as Market Systems Development projects. Thank you RECONOMY team for this insightful exchange.

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11.11.2021
KEK – CDC featured in RECONOMY podcast series
Last month, our co-managing director Roman Troxler was invited to share his insight on Cost-Benefit Analyses (CBA) in Market Systems Development Projects on RECONOMY’s Inclusive Plug Podcast along with two economic development experts of HELVETAS.

20.09.2021

New co-management for KEK – CDC


Kathrin Frey and Roman Troxler will take over the management of KEK - CDC from Franz Kehl as of 1 November 2021.

Kathrin Frey and Roman Troxler both joined KEK - CDC in spring 2017. Kathrin Frey, who holds a doctorate in political science, is responsible for the conception and conduct of evaluations and analyses of public policies (laws, programmes, projects) in Switzerland. Her work also focuses on the facilitation of development and exchange processes. Roman Troxler has extensive experience in planning, advising and evaluating international cooperation projects and programmes, particularly in the thematic fields of economics, employment and vocational training. With their different backgrounds and experience, they complement each other ideally and cover all essential thematic and service areas of KEK - CDC.

Franz Kehl will continue to work as a partner at KEK - CDC until the end of 2021 and support the transition of the management. In January 2022, he will take up a new challenge as a member of the management of Swisscontact. We would like to thank Franz Kehl for his fifteen years of commitment to the company (including six years as Managing Director) and wish him all the success in his future endeavours.

Franz Kehl
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20.09.2021
New co-management for KEK – CDC
Kathrin Frey and Roman Troxler will take over the management of KEK - CDC from Franz Kehl as of 1 November 2021.

29.01.2021

Evaluation of the New Regional Policy


SECO has commissioned KEK-CDC in cooperation with the Institute for Systemic Management and Public Governance of the University of St.Gallen and the communication agency sags with the independent evaluation of the multi-year program NRP 2016-2023. The evaluation will be implemented in the 1st half of 2021 using a diverse methodological approach.
 

Dieter Zürcher
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29.01.2021
Evaluation of the New Regional Policy
The New Regional Policy (NRP) of the Swiss Confederation, which has been in place since 2008, pursues the goal of supporting mountain regions, other rural areas and border regions in their regional economic development.
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26.05.2019

Evaluation of the national dementia strategy on SRF



Dr. Kathrin Frey
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21.08.2020
Evaluation in times of Covid-19 
Covid-19 has changed our daily and working lives and restricted our freedom of movement. What does this mean for evaluation projects? And how do you conduct evaluations at a distance? Marina Häusermann investigated these questions as part of her CAS thesis at the Center for Continuing Education at the University of Bern.

26.05.2019

Evaluation of the national dementia strategy on SRF



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26.05.2019
Evaluation of the national dementia strategy on SRF
KEK - CDC, together with the B,S,S. office, has evaluated the National Dementia Strategy.  The health magazine Puls has now reported on the results.

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2018 - 2019

Bundesamt für Gesundheit

Evaluation of the National Dementia Strategy 2014-2019

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The Confederation and the cantons implemented the "National Dementia Strategy" (NDS) in 2014-2019 with the aim of reducing the burden associated with dementia and promoting the quality of life of those affected.

The Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) commissioned KEK - CDC (management and main responsibility) together with B,S,S. Volkswirtschaftliche Beratung in 2018 to conduct an external evaluation. The aim of the evaluation was to provide a decision-making basis for further action in the field of dementia after 2019.

As part of the evaluation, KEK - CDC together with B,S,S, examined the implementation of the NDS projects and the effects of the NDS among the actors who are active at the cantonal level in the field of dementia care. Based on the evaluation results, we recommended that the FOPH and the Swiss Conference of Cantonal Health Directors should continue their joint commitment in the field of dementia and renew the strategic foundations.  

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Evaluation of the National Dementia Strategy 2014-2019
The Confederation and the cantons implemented the "National Dementia Strategy" (NDS) in 2014-2019 with the aim of reducing the burden associated with dementia and promoting the quality of life of those affected.
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2018 2019

DROSOS Stiftung, Zürich

Supporting the DROSOS Foundation in the planning and moderation of its annual meetings.

#organisationaldevelopment #expertadvice
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Every year, the approximately 40 employees of the DROSOS Foundation travel to Switzerland from DROSOS countries such as Germany, Palestine, Egypt, Morocco to hold their annual meeting.

In 2018 as well as in 2019 KEK - CDC was invited to prepare this multi-day event together with a small team consisting of the CEO and the Evaluation Manager, and then to moderate the main part of the meeting. Here, the focus is on sharing experiences on project-relevant topics as well as meeting and discussing with the Board of Trustees. 

With agile tools as well as the supporting moderation, a good mix of relevant content inputs, the exchange on important (strategic) topics as well as institutional learning could be achieved.  

 
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DROSOS
Supporting the DROSOS Foundation in the planning and moderation of its annual meetings.
Every year, the approximately 40 employees of the DROSOS Foundation travel to Switzerland from DROSOS countries such as Germany, Palestine, Egypt, Morocco to hold their annual meeting.
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