- Financial development cooperation, in particular innovative financing mechanisms and budget support
- Public financial management, political economy, governance and public administration
- Project management of new public management and organisational development projects
- Qualitative and quantitative data collection and evaluation
- Regional focus: Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia
Before joining DEval as an evaluator, Magdalena Orth worked as a management consultant in the public sector und planned, implemented and evaluated projects in federal and state ministries as well as in non-governmental organizations. The projects primarily dealt with the modernization of the public sector, organisational development and knowledge management. Magdalena Orth gained hands-on experience in development cooperation through internships in the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, the GIZ in Nepal and the Think Tank “Centre for International Governance Innovation” in Canada. Key expertise are programme- and results-based approaches in development finance. Magdalena Orth holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Management and Governance and a master’s degree in Public Policy from the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. In her studies, she focused on public finance, political economy and development cooperation.
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Orth, M., M. Birsan and G. Gotz (2018), The Future of Integrated Policy-Based Development Cooperation. Lessons from the Exit from General Budget Support in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia, German Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval), Bonn.
Orth, M., J. Schmitt (2018), How effective is budget support as an aid modality?, DEval Policy Brief 2/2018, German Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval), Bonn.
Orth, M., J. Schmitt, F. Krisch, S. Oltsch (2017), What we know about the effectiveness of budget support. Evaluation synthesis, German Institute for Development Evaluation (DEval), Bonn.