German Institute for Development Evaluation
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Dr Nico Herforth

Current evaluations

Completed evaluations


  • Quasi-experimental methods of impact evaluation
  • Execution of quantitive household surveys
  • Use of qualitative evaluation methods
  • Technical Focus: Agriculture, rural development, employment

Curriculum Vitae

Nico Herforth joined DEval as evaluator in February 2016. Earlier, he obtained his PhD in international agricultural economics from Georg-August University in Goettingen (2011-2015) where he was a member of the research training group „Transformation of Global Agri-Food Systems“ (GlobalFood). In the course of his PhD, he carried out a research project to investigate the determinants and impacts of blackberry farmers’ participation in modern supply chains applying a combination of qualitative and quantitative research methods in Ecuador. As a student of Geography at Aachen University and International Development Studies at Utrecht University, Dr Herforth carried out comprehensive fieldwork in developing countries for his final theses. His fieldwork experience includes Thailand, Tanzania and Ecuador.

Selected publications

Kaplan, M., S. Brüntrup-Seidemann und N. Herforth (2019), The private sector and development co-operation - two unequal partners in the promotion of agriculture. Rural 21, Vol. 53, Nr. 1/2019. S. 41-43.

Kaplan, M., S. Brüntrup-Seidemann and N. Herforth (2018), Cooperation with the Private Sector - A Suitable Means for Supporting Development in the Agricultural Sector? DEval Policy Brief 11/2018, German Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval), Bonn

Kaplan, M., S. Brüntrup-Seidemann and N. Herforth (2018), Zusammenarbeit mit der Privatwirtschaft im Agrarsektor in der deutschen Technischen Zusammenarbeit, Deutsches Evaluierungsinstitut der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit (DEval), Bonn.

Herforth, N. (2015), Modern supply chains, social networks, and income effects among blackberry farmers in the Ecuadorian Andes, Dissertation, Georg-August Universität Göttingen.

Herforth, N., et al. (2015), "Understanding participation in modern supply chains under a social network perspective – evidence from blackberry farmers in the Ecuadorian Andes", GlobalFood Discussion Paper Series, No. 57, Göttingen.

Herforth, N., A. Müller (2012), “Clusters and global value chains: conceptual approaches and case-study evidence of the agri-food sector”, in L. Theuvsen und A. Voss (eds.), International high-value chains, Cuvillier Verlag, Göttingen, pp. 87-113.