Dr.-Ing. Kerstin Bark


Appraisal/ planning of new and follow-on projects:

  • Development of the design for the conceptual, technical and economic appraisal of different options
  • Analysis and up-dating of sector relevant information (SWOT analysis) - field mission
  • Development of a partner and target group oriented impact logic with the definition of objectives, indicators and activities
  • Definition of the contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the Agenda 2030, considering the three dimensions of sustainability 
  • Consideration of safeguards (environment and climate, conflict and context sensitivity and human rights) & gender aspects and evaluation of risks
  • Development of program and module proposal (PV part A and MV part B) as offer to the Ministry for Economic Development and Cooperation (BMZ)

Support to the operational planning and implementation of development cooperation projects in the sectors environment, water and climate change

  • Technical on-site support
  • Evaluation (analysis of strengths and weaknesses) of the project progress and development of concrete proposal for further action
  • Support to the development and practical implementation of instruments as stakeholder landscape, steering structure, capacity development strategy, operational planning, result-based monitoring etc.

Evaluation of development cooperation projects
Mid-term and final evaluations according to international standards on the basis of the OECD-DAC criteria relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability as well as the capacity WORKS success factors strategy, cooperation, steering, processes and learning & innovation:

  • Development of an appraisal design
  • Desk study of the available project relevant documents, reports, studies as well as partner country and sector information
  • Mission on-site for interviews with key stakeholders (partner institutions, representatives of the target groups, other German and international cooperation projects and donors, civil society, private sector, research institutes etc.) on the basis of questionnaires (quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis)
  • Crosschecking of the results in the frame of field visits and interactive workshops with the local target groups (triangulation of data and methods)
  • Consultation of the evaluation results with key stakeholders in the frame of workshops (stakeholder involvement and contribution analysis)
  • Reporting in the requested formats and languages

Moderation of

  • Workshops during and at the end of appraisal missions
  • Planning processes with the partners on-site (operational planning workshops)
  • Teambuilding and feedback workshops


  • Development of individual trainings concepts, programs, manuals and materials for different target groups
  • Preparation and implementation of training modules with practical application, e.g. in the frame of company visits
  • Qualification of interactive trainers: conceptualisation, planning and implementation of Training-of-Trainers (ToT) with subsequent coaching of the trainees
  • On-the-job training for project staff and partners