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Lea Jechel

Current projects

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

Key qualifications

  • Thematic Focus: Actors, instruments and structures of German and international development cooperation, Public Opinion, Democracy promotion
  • Methods: Rigorous Impact Evaluation (Experimental and quasi-experimental methods), Competencies in methods and techniques of empirical social research, quantitative and qualitative data collection and data evaluation, Multilevel modelling
  • Regional Focus: Sub-Saharan Africa, Europe

Curiculum Vitae

Lea Jechel began working as an evaluator at DEval in October 2020. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Socio Economics at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and Finland. Afterwards she studied International Relations and Development Policy as a master’s programme at the Universtiy of Duisburg-Essen with study-related stays abroad in Ghana and Uganda. During her studies she gained practical experience at the DAAD, DIE-GDI and the Center for Democratic Development/Afrobarometer in Accra (Ghana). In her master thesis she analyzed the public opinion of African citizens on China’s development cooperation in their respective countries.