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Elisabeth Schneider

Current evaluations

Research project on implementing rigorous impact evaluations (RIE) in the context of German Development Cooperation

Key qualifications

  • Rigorous Impact Evaluation (Experimental und quasi-experimental methods)
  • Quantitative and qualitative methods of empirical social research
  • Thematic specializations in fair trade, rural development, vote behavior and environmental economics

Curiculum Vitae

Elisabeth Schneider joined DEval as an evaluator in August 2019. Previously, she worked in the Evaluation Unit of the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ). During her work at CEval (Centre for Evaluation) and as a freelance evaluator, Elisabeth has carried out various evaluations for national and international clients since 2017. She also served as a lecturer in CEval’s Master’s program and a coordinator of a university partnership with Latin American universities.

Elisabeth studied public administration and economics at the universities of Münster, Enschede, Leipzig and Ottawa, with a focus on development cooperation, electoral research and methods of empirical social research. In her master's thesis, she used a quasi-experimental design to evaluate the impact of an Argentine conditional cash transfer program on electoral behavior.

Selected Publications

Simon, Benoit; Meyer, Wolfgang; D’Errico, Stefano; Schwandt, Thomas; Lucks, Dorothy; Zhaoying, Chen; El-Saddik, Kassem; Schneider, Elisabeth;Taube, Lena; Anderson, Simon; Ofir, Zenda (2017): Evaluation: a missed opportunity in the SDGs’ first set of Voluntary National Reviews, in: IIED-Briefing No. 6.

Mauthofer, Tatjana; Schneider, Elisabeth; Silvestrini, Stefan; Väth, Susanne Johanna; von Cölln, Friederike (2018): Follow up Study – Assessing the Impact of Fairtrade on Poverty Reduction through Rural Development. Evaluation Report, Fairtrade Deutschland, Köln.