German Institute for Development Evaluation
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Dr Kerstin Guffler

Current evaluations

Completed evaluations


  • Professionalism: Individual attitude and behavior changes
  • Methodical expertise: Longitudinal analysis of (quasi-) experimental research designs (e. g., latent difference score) and meta evaluations

Curriculum Vitae

Kerstin Guffler studied psychology at the Otto-Friedrich University Bamberg und the University of South Carolina (USA). She wrote her doctoral thesis about the topic „Contact Interventions in Intractable Conflicts: Long-Term Attitude and Behavior Intension Changes in Israel”. Since February 2016 she works at DEval.

Selected publications

Bruder, M., Polak, J.T., Guffler, K., & Scheinert, L (2020). Using mediation analysis to uncover psychological mechanisms of attitude change in a development volunteer program. InJ.Schmitt (Ed.), Causal Mechanisms in Program Evaluation. New Directions for Evaluation, 167, 131–143.

Scheinert, L., Guffler, K., Polak, J.T., & Bruder, M. (2019). International development volunteering: An instrument for promoting education in line with the Sustainable Development Goals? International Journal of Development Education & Global Learning, 11(1), 4-28.

Polak, J.T., Scheinert, L., Guffler, K. & Bruder, M. (2018), "Wirkt weltwärts? Wie Freiwillige sich verändern und zum entwicklungspolitischen Lernen in Deutschland beitragen", Voluntaris, (6)2, 264-269.

Polak, J.T., Guffler, K., & Scheinert, L. (2017), weltwärts-Freiwillige und ihr Engagement in Deutschland, Deutsches Evaluierungsinstitut der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit (DEval), Bonn.

Guffler, K., Wagner, U. (2017), Backfire of good intentions: Unexpected long-term contact intervention effects in an intractable conflict area, Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, Vol. 23, No. 4, pp. 383 – 391.

Guffler, K., Linda, R., & Maaser, J. (2015), Guidance for the Engagement of Local Authorities in the Construction of an Initial Reception Center for Refugees, Marburg, Germany.

Stellmacher, J., & Hammann, K. (2013), Impact Evaluation of a School Project in Regard to the Enlightenment of HIV/AIDS.  Unpublished evaluation Report, Philipps-University Marburg, Germany.