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