Analysis

We enable guidance through analysis. We build the foundations for decisions.
Our analyses are based on the methods of social science and provide understandable conclusions. In this way we create the basis for decisions.

Our services include situation analyses, case studies and online surveys. In addition, we evaluate secondary data and report on the current state of research on a specific topic.

We also support our clients in their own projects, for instance in developing questionnaires or collecting, evaluating and presenting data. We are also at your side when it comes to applying the results of an analysis in practice and communicating about them.
2023

Swisscontact

Economic and Financial Analysis (EFA) Skills Development Programme (SDP)

#education #analysis #expertadvice
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Swisscontact has mandated KEK-CDC with an in-depth economic analysis of its Skills Development Programme (SDP), implemented jointly with Involas. The SDP aims at improving the income and employment opportunities for young professionals in Cambodia and is funded by the SDC. To ensure accountability and transparency, cost awareness and value-for-money project results are central to the SDC’s and Swisscontact’s task.

To fulfil its objective, the Skill Development Programme identifies four core intervention areas of which two were assessed by KEK-CDC. With the tool of an economic analysis, KEK assessed the efficiency of the project in terms of its contribution to the economic and social welfare in a country. The quantitative analysis was based on a classical economic Cost-Benefit Analysis. More precisely, KEK-CDC measured benefits such as the net additional income per year and the amount of employed graduates for three different scenarios.

Based on the EFA analysis, KEK-CDC concluded that the Skill Development Programme shows promising results. In both areas of intervention, the benefits outweighed the costs of the project as shown by the internal rate of return, calculated on the basis of the monetizable benefits. However, the COVID pandemic was considered to have limited the positive impact. Nonetheless, the target values of the program were projected to be overachieved. Additional, non-monetizable benefits were identified which contribute to the overall value of the program. To conclude KEK-CDC expects the SDP to show very promising results at the end of the current project phase.
team  |  Roman Troxler

Roman Troxler


Roman Troxler
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
01020304
2022

GIZ

Projektverlaufsanalyse des Globalvorhabens «Beschäftigung im ländlichen Raum mit Fokus auf Jugendliche»

#economy&employment #analysis
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Das Globalvorhaben “Beschäftigung im ländlichen Raum mit Fokus auf Jugendliche» der GIZ hat zum Ziel, die Ausbildungs- und Beschäftigungssituation im ländlichen Raum zu verbessern. Räumlich ist das Projekt in den vier Partnerländern Mosambik, Burkina Faso, Malawi und Kenia einzuordnen.  

Im Rahmen einer Projektverlaufsanalyse in den vier Ländern wurde KEK-CDC gemeinsam mit JNR Reimers Consulting von der GIZ damit beauftragt, strategische Fragestellungen zu bearbeiten, um Empfehlungen zu konzeptionellen, organisatorischen und strategischen Anpassungen zu geben. Die Struktur der Analyse ist nach den OECD-DAC-Kriterien (Relevanz, Kohärenz, Effizient, Effektivität, Nachhaltigkeit und Impact) aufgebaut. Die empirische Vorgehensweise baut auf einem Methodenmix aus qualitativen und quantitativen Erhebungs- und Bewertungsinstrumenten auf. Neben Dokumentenanalyse wurden von KEK-CDC Einzel- und Gruppeninterviews, Fokusgruppendiskussionen und Validierungsworkshops in Mosambik und Burkina Faso durchgeführt.

Durch die Projektverlaufsanalyse konnten förderliche und hemmende Faktoren für die Zielerreichung identifiziert werden. Die Ergebnisse betonen die besonderen Bedarfe von Jugendlichen und Frauen im Arbeitsmarkt der vier Ländern. Zudem zeigen die Resultate die Chancen und Limitierungen eines integrierten, holistischen Ansatzes. Insgesamt gibt das Beratungsteam die Einschätzung ab, dass die Ziele des Projekts trotz erschwerender Kontextfaktoren grösstenteils erreicht werden. Zudem ist der Ansatz des Globalvorhabens kohärent mit dem bestehenden Entwicklungs-Zusammenarbeit-Portfolio. Die Arbeit endet mit acht Empfehlungen für die zukünftige Entwicklung des Gesamtvorhabens.
team  |  Roman Troxler

Roman Troxler


Roman Troxler
team  |  Carsten Schulz

Managing Director, Partner, Consultant, Trainer and Facilitator

Carsten Schulz

E-Mail
044 368 58 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
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
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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
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 58 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
01020304050607
2021 - 2022

Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH)

Feasibility study to evaluate the new regulation of psychological psychotherapy

#health #analysis #expertadvice #evaluation
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On 1 July 2022, the new regulation of psychological psychotherapy (NPP) came into force: Licensed psychotherapists can independently bill the compulsory health insurance for their services on the basis of this regulation, if the treatment was ordered by an authorised doctor. The implementation and impact of the NPP is expected to be evaluated in the years 2024-2025.

In preparation for the evaluation, KEK – CDC in collaboration with the Institute of Political Science at the University of Zurich, was commissioned by the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) to develop an impact model for the NPP.

The development of the impact model was based on a document analysis, interviews with key actors and two workshops with the FOPH's internal support group. The impact model is to serve as a basis for the future evaluation and for the conception of the NPP monitoring.

Report + impact model
team  |  Dr. Kathrin Frey

Partner, PhD in Political Science

Dr. Kathrin Frey

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
Dr. Kathrin Frey
02030405060708
2021 - 2022

State Secretariat for Migration (SEM)

reFRONT Project: Analysis of the collaboration of actors in the field of border control

#migration&integration #security #analysis #moderation
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The evaluation of the Integrated Border Management (IBM) 2012 and the development of the IBM 2027 strategy have shown that there is room for improvement in the effectiveness and efficiency of the forms and structures of cooperation between the Confederation and the cantons. The Federal Department of Justice and Police (FDJP) and the Conference of the Directors of the Cantonal Departments of Justice and Police (CCDJP) have therefore launched a joint project called "reFRONT", which consists of four sub-projects: (1) Training, (2) Processes, infrastructure and technology, (3) Risk analysis, and (4) Policy and governance.

In collaboration with TC Consult, KEK - CDC accompanied the reFRONT project team and the main actors involved in the control of the external borders of the Schengen area in the analysis of the existing structures and processes and in the identification of the potential for improvement of the existing forms of collaboration. The accompanying work took place from September 2021 to June 2022 and was punctuated by workshops with key actors in the four sub-projects mentioned above. These collaborative workshops allowed for a joint reflection on the current situation, the challenges and opportunities encountered as well as to identify concrete initiatives for improvement.

On the basis of these workshops and an analysis of central documents, the consulting team prepared a final report in German, translated into French, detailing the results obtained. In addition to a brief analysis of the current situation and the identification of potential for improvement in support and governance processes, new forms of collaboration are highlighted and recommendations for their implementation are formulated.
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
03040506070809
2019 - 2022

State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO)

Study for the Design of an Urban Transformation Project Sarajevo (Reactivate Sarajevo)

#economy #urbandevelopment #analysis #expertadvice
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Sarajevo is facing a key moment in its trajectory of urban growth and is in urgent need of innovative, integrated and sustainable approaches to urban development. 

Engaged in Sarajevo since late 2014, ETHZ has worked to establish a broader network of partners and knowledge on urban development across the Western Balkans. The planned Urban Transformation Project Sarajevo (UTPS) builds on the past activities of ETHZ’s After the Scoping Study of ETHZ, SECO mandated KEK - CDC and ENOVA to support in the elaboration of a sound and comprehensive project document.  

The study included a stakeholder analysis and reviewed the overall project relevance, its components, their intervention logic and approach. The support contributed to a clarification of the outputs and roles of the various stakeholders and emphasised measures to enhance capacity development and policy dialogue. The final report can be found here.

As a subsequent mandate and based on the study findings, KEK – CDC coordinated the inception phase of the UTPS, working closely with Swiss and Bosnian partners such as ETHZ, Urbaplan, City of Zurich, ENOVA, and the Institute for Planning of Development in the Canton of Sarajevo.

The project summary developed in this mandate can be 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  |  Marina Häusermann

Marina Häusermann


Marina Häusermann
04050607080910
2019 - 2022

Social department of the city of Zurich

External analysis of the Duttweiler Federal Asylum Centre in Zurich West

#migration #analysis
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In September 2019, the new Federal Asylum Centre in Zurich West (BAZ Duttweiler) was opened, offering accommodation and residence facilities for 360 asylum seekers for a maximum period of 25 years. The Federal State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) is responsible for the operation of the BAZ Duttweiler, which has commissioned the Asylum Organisation Zurich (AOZ) to manage the asylum seekers. After two years, an analysis was carried out by KEK – CDC, which collected detailed information about the operation and the environment.

KEK – CDC conducted an analysis of primary data, mainly through interviews and focus groups with stakeholders. Secondary data derived from statistical data of the SEM and the involved municipal offices were included. The views of external partners and residents of the Federal Asylum Centre were collected through interviews and, in some cases, focus groups. It was important to ensure a triangulation of perspectives during the analysis.

The products of the analysis work were an interim report and a 30-page final report, which described the operation of the BAZ Zurich, analysed the offers and situation outside the centre and explained the perception of how the BAZ operates. The report addressed to the municipal council served to describe the first experiences with the Federal Asylum Centre.
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

Movetia

National Exchange in Vocational Education and Training: programme development and feasibility study

#education #vet #analysis #strategydevelopment #moderation
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Movetia, the National Agency for Exchange and Mobility, launched a National Exchange in Vocational Education and Training (NABB) in spring 2022. This programme contributes to the goal of the Confederation and the cantons aiming for all young people in Switzerland to participate in a longer-term exchange at least once during the course of their education.

KEK - CDC supported Movetia in the development of this programme and conducted a feasibility study. The development of the NABB was carried out with the involvement of the network partners. To this end, Movetia formed a programme development group with network partners and held an online event on the NABB in which interested stakeholders from VET could participate. KEK - CDC designed and moderated these two events. KEK - CDC conducted the feasibility study in parallel with the development of the NABB concept and ensured that its results could be directly incorporated into the development of the NABB. KEK - CDC also supported Movetia in the formulation of the programme document.

More information on NABB and the report on the feasibility study (in German) by KEK - CDC can be found on the Movetia website.
team  |  Dr. Kathrin Frey

Partner, PhD in Political Science

Dr. Kathrin Frey

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
Dr. Kathrin Frey
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
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team  |  Sophie Staheyeff

Sophie Staheyeff


Sophie Staheyeff
team  |  Franz Kehl

Franz Kehl


Franz Kehl
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
2020 - 2021
For several years, the GIZ (deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) has been implementing a program to strengthen police structures in Africa and thereby contribute to regional and national stability. The program is active in several countries, including Benin, where it aims to support the Beninese Republican Police and its Technical and Scientific Police Service.

KEK - CDC carried out on behalf of GIZ a diagnosis of the Technical and Scientific Police Service at institutional, functional and organizational level and proposed recommendations for improvement accompanied by an implementation plan. This work was carried out on the basis of a documentary review and a series of interviews with key actors at the level of the police, the judiciary as well as at the ministerial and political levels and with technical and financial partners. Feedback from various perspectives made it possible to analyze not only the Service, its infrastructure, its human resources and the work carried out, but also the context in which this Service is inserted and must serve.

On the basis of the proposals and recommendations made, the GIZ decided to continue its support in order to strengthen the knowledge, skills and internal procedures of the Technical and Scientific Police Service in identifications based on digital traces, examinations of disputed documents and analyses of digital traces. KEK - CDC in collaboration with the School of Criminal Sciences of the University of Lausanne developed training modules and coaching sessions which were then delivered remotely due to COVID-19 during the first quarter of 2021 and enabled the Service to develop a set of internal working procedures laying the foundations for a quality approach.

Have a look at the GIZ’s project description here.
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

Direction du Développement et de la Coopération (DDC), Bureau de coopération de Cotonou

Etude de faisabilité et formulation du programme de développement de l’EFTP dans l’artisanat au Bénin

#vocationaltraining #economy #analysis
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L’artisanat béninois continue à faire face à de nombreux obstacles à l'amélioration de sa productivité et de sa compétitivité. Le Gouvernement a décidé d’engager une reforme afin d’augmenter l’accès des apprenants à l’enseignement et la formation techniques et professionnels (EFTP) d'ici 2030 et les métiers de l’artisanat sont des métiers prioritaires.

Dans ce cadre la DDC (Le Bureau de la Direction du Développement et de la Coopération Suisse à Cotonou) a mandaté KEK - CDC pour mener une étude de faisabilité d’un programme de développement de l’EFTP dans l’artisanat au Bénin et soutenir le Gouvernement béninois dans la formulation du programme.

KEK - CDC avec une équipe suisse et béninoise a réalisé un travail d’analyse de la situation actuelle des métiers de l’artisanat et de l’EFTP au Bénin, avec un accent particulier sur la gouvernance du système, et mis en évidence des forces, faiblesses, besoins, opportunités et risques du développement d’un programme de développement de l’EFTP dans l’artisanat. Les données ont été obtenues sur la base de documents, d’entretiens et d’un atelier participatif avec les acteurs du système EFTP artisanat.

Au terme de ce travail un programme a été proposé visant à renforcer l’EFTP dans l’artisanat sur toute la chaine de valeur, en impliquant le secteur privé et en tirant profit des opportunités offertes par les formations de type dual. Afin de permettre une mise en œuvre aisée et saine du programme, deux projets ont été proposés.
 
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
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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
09101112131415
2020 - 2021

Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH)

Situation analysis of heroin-assisted treatment (HeGeBe)

#health #analysis
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Heroin-assisted treatment (HeGeBe) is aimed at persons with a severe heroin addiction and is regulated in the revised Narcotics Law, which has been in force since 1 July 2011. KEK - CDC conducted a situation analysis on HeGeBe on behalf of the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH).

The aim of the situation analysis was to provide relevant knowledge about the status of HeGeBe, to identify challenges and to point out any potential for optimisation. KEK - CDC used quantitative and qualitative methods, including a document analysis, a standardised online survey of HeGeBe implementation actors and other actors from the addiction field, visits to HeGeBe centres, guideline-based interviews with HeGeBe centre managers and experts, an analysis of the residence data of HeGeBe patients and interviews with affected persons.

The situation analysis formulates two main conclusions: (1) In order to optimise HeGeBe, a revision of the legal provisions is needed. (2) The experiences with the COVID-19 measures should be used in the revision and further development of HeGeBe.

You can find the final report here (in German, with an Executive Summary in French).
team  |  Dr. Kathrin Frey

Partner, PhD in Political Science

Dr. Kathrin Frey

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
Dr. Kathrin Frey
team  |  Marina Häusermann

Marina Häusermann


Marina Häusermann
10111213141516
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
11121314151617
2019 - 2020

INTERPRET

Fachberatung für die Totalrevision der Berufsprüfung

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Die Berufsprüfung Fachfrau / Fachmann Interkulturelles Dolmetschen und Vermitteln mit eidgenössischem Fachausweis (IKDV) wurde zuletzt 2014 revidiert. Die dynamischen Entwicklungen im Berufsfeld und die teilweise kritischen Erfahrungen mit der neu eingeführten Struktur und Prüfung erfordern eine Anpassung der Grundlagen.  

Die schweizerische Interessengemeinschaft für interkulturelles Dolmetschen und Vermitteln INTEPRET und das Staatssekretariat für Bildung, Forschung und Innovation SBFI haben sich deshalb auf eine sog. Totalrevision geeinigt. Franz Kehl von KEK CDC wurde von INTERPRET beauftragt, diesens Prozess fachlich und methodisch zu begleiten. Ziel ist es, das Qualifizierungssystem im Bereich IKDV auf eine neue, tragfähige Basis zu stellen. Dazu wird ein strukturierter Analyse- und Entwicklungsprozess gepaart mit zentralen Entscheidfindungen der Trägerschaft durchgeführt.  

Resultat ist ein an den Bedürfnissen des Arbeitsmarktes orientiertes Qualifikationssystem im Bereich des interkulturellen Dolmetschens und Vermittelns.  
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
12131415161718
 2020

Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH)

Development of the impact model for the Federal Law on the Psychological Professions

#health #analysis #expertadvice #evaluation
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The Federal Law on the Psychology Professions (PsyG) entered into force on 1 April 2013. The PsyG aims both to protect public health and to protect against the deception and misleading of persons seeking services in the field of psychology. On behalf of the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH), KEK - CDC and the Institute of Political Science of the University of Zurich (IPZ) have developed an impact model for the law and defined key indicators to serve as a basis for the evaluation of the law.

KEK - CDC and the IPZ conducted a document analysis, interviews with key actors and a workshop with stakeholders of the planned evaluation. At the request of the client, they developed a three-layer impact model: (1) an impact model of the PsyG illustrating the basic logic of the PsyG, (2) a detailed impact model concretizing the expected causal relations, and (3) an abstract impact model briefly provides a concise overview of the PsyG's mechanism.

Report + impact model
team  |  Dr. Kathrin Frey

Partner, PhD in Political Science

Dr. Kathrin Frey

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
Dr. Kathrin Frey
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2019 - 2020
HIV und andere sexuell übertragbare Krankheiten (sexually transmitted infections – STI) sind nach wie vor ein relevantes Problem der öffentlichen Gesundheit. Ihre Prävention wird im Kanton Zürich von zahlreichen staatlichen und nicht-staatlichen Akteuren finanziert und erbracht.

Die Gesundheitsdirektion des Kantons Zürich und das Gesundheits- und Umweltdepartement der Stadt Zürich beauftragten KEK - CDC die Finanzierungssituation der HIV/SIT-Prävention im Kanton Zürich zu analysieren.

In der Studie haben wir untersucht, in welchem Umfang staatliche Stellen die HIV/STI-Prävention im Kanton Zürich im Jahr 2018 finanzierten. Zudem haben wir detailliert erfasst und analysiert, wie viele Ressourcen (staatliche Gelder und eigene Mittel) die Organisationen im Kanton Zürich für die unterschiedlichen Bereiche der HIV/STI-Präventionsarbeit im Jahr 2018 einsetzten.

Damit liefert die Studie den Verantwortlichen des Kantons und der Stadt Zürich sowie der kantonalen Kommission für HIV und andere sexuell übertragebare Krankheiten relevante Steuerungsinformationen.
team  |  Dr. Kathrin Frey

Partner, PhD in Political Science

Dr. Kathrin Frey

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
Dr. Kathrin Frey
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 2019

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GIZ

Discussion Paper «Pro-Employment Macroeconomic Policies in Partner Countries of German Development Cooperation»

#employment #analysis
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German development cooperation has committed itself to implementing the global goal for sustainable development "Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all" (SDG 8).

Commissioned by the GIZ Sector Project “Employment Promotion in Development Cooperation”, KEK - CDC issued a discussion paper which aims to provide guidance for activities towards the achievement of SDG 8 by outlining how the employment dimension can be integrated into a comprehensive macroeconomic policy framework of German development cooperation’s partner countries. The paper is based on German development cooperation’s integrated approach towards more and better employment. It focuses on macroeconomic policies and describes how these can be designed to effectively contribute to full and decent employment in developing and emerging economies.

For each policy area, normative messages regarding pro-employment policies are presented, based on theoretical models and practical evidence from emerging and developing country contexts. The paper finally provides German development cooperation with some key recommendations working towards full and decent employment.
team  |  Roman Troxler

Roman Troxler


Roman Troxler
15161718192021
 2019

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GIZ

Strategiepapiere "Beschäftigungsförderung in der deutschen Entwicklungszusammenarbeit"

#vocationaltraining #economy&employment #analysis
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Die deutsche Entwicklungszusammenarbeit (EZ) hat sich dazu verpflichtet, das achte globale Ziel für nachhaltige Entwicklung, „Dauerhaftes, inklusives und nachhaltiges Wirtschaftswachstum, produktive Vollbeschäftigung und menschenwürdige Arbeit für alle fördern“, in ihren Partnerländern umzusetzen.

Da sich die Ausgangsbedingungen, Potenziale und somit die Strategien für die Entwicklung von Arbeitsmärkten und Beschäftigung jedoch zwischen einzelnen Regionen grundlegend unterscheiden, wurde KEK - CDC von der GIZ mit der Erstellung von drei Inputpapieren zu möglichen Beschäftigungsstrategien in den Ländern Sub-Sahara Afrikas, der MENA Region sowie des Balkans beauftragt.

Die von KEK - CDC erarbeiteten Papiere richten sich in erster Linie an Entscheidungsträger im Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ). Sie sollen strategische Orientierung für die deutsche Entwicklungszusammenarbeit zum Thema geben und insbesondere Möglichkeiten für den Politikdialog sowie Ansatzpunkte für Massnahmen der EZ aufzeigen. Die zentralen Erkenntnisse wurden im Herbst 2019 im BMZ in Berlin und Bonn präsentiert und diskutiert.
team  |  Roman Troxler

Roman Troxler


Roman Troxler
16171819202122
2018 - 2019

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GIZ

Discussion Paper "Build4Skills - Return on investment or an investment without return?"

#vocationaltraining #analysis #expertadvice
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Build4Skills (B4S) is a joint initiative by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Asian Development Bank ADB. The initiative’s objective is to use the potential of infrastructure to enhance work-based learning on construction sites. The programme is piloted in Pakistan and Mongolia with its management based at GIZ Head-Office Bonn.

GIZ chose KEK-CDC to conduct a cost-benefit ratio analysis of in-company training in Pakistan with the aim to generate an advocacy tool for companies to consider institutionalizing in-company training. The programme’s long-term aspiration and vision is to establish TVET as a standard in [public] tendering processes.

The advocacy paper is published on the GIZ website. This with further digital tools will enable the provision of required data for more coherent and evidence-based policy making regarding TVET.

Project Management: Roman Troxler and Basil Schläpfer

Advocacy tool
team  |  Roman Troxler

Roman Troxler


Roman Troxler
17181920212223
 2019

DEZA, Division New Member States  
SEM, Abteilung Integration 

Mapping der schweizerischen Akteure im Bereich Migration und Integration für DEZA und SEM

#migration&integration #analysis #expertadvice
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Die Schweiz beabsichtigt, nach den positiven Erfahrungen des sogenannten Erweiterungsbeitrags, einen zweiten Beitrag an die EU zu Gunsten der ab 2004 zur EU gestossenen Länder zu finanzieren. Migration und Integration sind dabei gemäss der Botschaft des Bundesrats zum Kredit wichtige zu bearbeitende Themenfelder. Der zweite Beitrag soll überdies die Schweizer Expertise aktiv einbinden.

Zu diesem Zweck hat die DEZA KEK CDC damit beauftragt, ein Mapping der Schweizer Akteure im Bereich Migration und Integration zu machen und Sondierungsgespräche mit zentralen Akteuren zu führen. 
 
Auf der Basis des Mappings kann die DEZA die sSchweizerische Expertise in diesem Feld bereits in der Vorbereitung des zweiten Beitrags gezielt aktivieren und einbinden; dazu ist, angeregt durch das Mapping, eine Begleitgruppe installiert worden.  
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2017 - 2018

Austrian Development Agency, Bureau de Coopération

Etude de la formation professionnelle duale au Burkina Faso

#education #analysis #expertadvice
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La Coopération Autrichienne pour le développement CAD au Burkina Faso est un partenaire de longue date du gouvernement du Burkina Faso dans le domaine de la formation professionnelle. 

KEK - CDC a été chargé par la CAD de réaliser une étude afin d’appuyer le gouvernement et les partenaires burkinabés dans le développement de l’offre éducative pour les jeunes au Burkina Faso. L’étude a eu pour but de faire l’état de la formation duale au Burkina Faso et d’évaluer la possibilité de renforcement d’une telle approche.  

L’étude fournit une analyse de l’environnement et livre cinq pistes ou options stratégiques à suivre afin de permettre un engagement plus poussé du gouvernement burkinabè burkinabé et d’autres acteurs et parties prenantes intéressés au développement de la formation professionnelle duale au Burkina Faso.  

Rapport
team  |  Roman Troxler

Roman Troxler


Roman Troxler
192021222324
2016 - 2017

SAVOIRSOCIAL

Berufsfeld- und Bedarfsanalyse zweijährige berufliche Grundbildung für den Kinderbereich

#education #socialpolicy #analysis
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Im Rahmen der Entwicklung der zweijährigen beruflichen Grundbildung „Assistent/in Gesundheit und Soziales“ (EBA AGS) wurde 2008 von einem eidgenössischem Berufsattest für den Kinderbereich abgesehen. Auf Antrag verschiedener Seiten und im Kontext der damals bevorstehenden Revision des EBA AGS wurde eine neuerliche Abklärung des Anliegens durch den Vorstand von SAVOIRSOCIAL beauftragt. 

Ziel der Analyse war eine ergebnisoffene Prüfung des Anliegens, basierend auf aktuellen Grundlagen und unter Einbezug sämtlicher Akteure. Zu diesem Zweck führte KEK - CDC eine Analyse der Ausgangslage durch, führte Experteninterviews und partizipative Workshops durch.   

Die Ergebnisse der Analyse zeigten die sehr kontroverse Diskussion des Themas auf und wiesen auf einen Bedarf nach weiterführenden Abklärungen hin. Sie erlaubten dem Vorstand von SAVORISOCIAL einen fundierten Entscheid zum weiteren Vorgehen zu fällen.  
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 2017

Eidgenössische Finanzkontrolle

Audit Subventionsvergaben der Abteilung Menschliche Sicherheit (AMS/EDA)

#governance #peace&security #analysis
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Die Abteilung Menschliche Sicherheit (AMS) ist Teil des Eidgenössischen Departementes für auswärtige Angelegenheiten (EDA) und für die Förderung des Friedens und der Menschenrechte zuständig und ist weltweit in diversen Konfliktgebieten u.a. in der Konfliktprävention und -mediation tätig.  

Die Eidgenössische Finanzkontrolle (EFK) hat KEK-CDC beauftragt, einen Audit über die Vergabepraxis von Unterstützungsbeiträgen und Aufträgen durchzuführen. Der Audit hatte zum Zweck, die Prozesse, Instrumente und Ressourcen der verschiedenen Massnahmen zur Förderung des Friedens und der menschlichen Sicherheit zwischen 2012 und 2017 bezüglich ihrer Effizienz und Effektivität zu bewerten. Insgesamt hat die AMS in dieser Periode zur Förderung des Friedens und der menschlichen Sicherheit 2'407 Verträge mit einem Finanzvolumen von CHF 297,8 Mio. abgeschlossen. 

In der Analyse ging es insbesondere darum, die Vergabepraxis von Dienstleistungsaufträgen, Projektbeiträgen sowie Kernbeiträgen an Organisationen zu analysieren. Darüber hinaus wurden die Koordination innerhalb der AMS, mit anderen Bundesämtern und mit anderen Gebern sowie der intrainstitutionelle Wissenstransfer analysiert und bewertet. 

Der Bericht empfahl die Evaluations- und Controllingpraxis der Projekte zu verstärken. Er folgerte auch, dass grössere Projekte dem Ziel einer effizienteren Umsetzung nicht dienlich wären, weil die AMS Projekte in fragilen Kontexten sowieso schon grossen politische Risiken ausgesetzt sind und eher der Vertrauensbildung dienen.  
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

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Partner, PhD in Political Science

Dr. Kathrin Frey

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
Dr. Kathrin Frey
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