Seminar in Economic Development and Project Evaluation


Seminar in block format
Master MIEPP Students (elective choice)

Time: 24th and 25th of January, 2013
Venue: Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) headquarters, Frankfurt


Importance of evaluating policy interventions in the context of development cooperation has never been disputed, though has always been controversial at the same time. The main problem faced by policy makers is that of allocation of time and resources between evaluating the ongoing project and launching another project of a similar kind.

Objective of this seminar to understand (i) how project evaluation (i.e. evaluation of interventions in the context of development cooperation) works in practice, (ii) what academic research would suggest on how project evaluation could look like and (iii) which of the features of ideal project evaluations can be used in applied work.


º Seminar schedule, description and relevant literature [pdf].
º Seminar page in JOGUStINe.

How to find the seminar venue

The semiar takes place at the KfW headquarters, Senckenberganlage 30-36, 60325, Frankfurt, in the building denoted by "A" on the headquarters plan. From the reception desk, you will be guided to the seminar room. (For KfW insiders, we are in room S_305 M.)

To reach the venue form Frankfurt Central Station (Frankhurt Hbf) please take the subway line U4 in the direction "Bockenheimer Warte" and get off at "Bockenheimer Warte", which is the lines terminus. Take exit to Bockenheimer Landstraße and walk to Senckenberganlage. The entire way from the subway station to the venue should take about 5 minutes.