Christian has over 26 years experience in Local and Regional Economy Development, Value Chain Development and improving business enabling environment. He has been involved in designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating economic development projects in Europe, Africa and Asia for various development organisations and donors. Christian has worked as intermittent team leader of different development programs in Vietnam and has built capacity of international and national consultants, national project staff and counterparts all over Southeast Asia during the last 16 years. 

Main fields of expertise

  • Local and regional economic development
  • Value chain and cluster development
  • Business/investment climate surveys and competitiveness rankings
  • Pro-poor approaches to economic development
  • Green economic development
  • Program and project evaluations
  • Quality Infrastructure
  • Market Systems Development

Working experience

2003: Founding partner of Mesopartner
2002-2003: Freelance consultant
2001-2002: Fraunhofer Gesellschaft e.V., Jakarta (Indonesia), PERISKOP project coordinator and senior consultant 
1999-2000: Fraunhofer Management GmbH, Munich (Germany), senior consultant 
1992-1999: Dorsch Consult Ingenieurgesellschft mbH, Munich (Germany), consultant 

Working experience in Asia, Europe and Africa.

Personal background

Born 1965, MA in economics (Munich 1991)

Christian is based in Hanoi, Vietnam since 2008

You can reach me via E-Mail and request a CV.

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Participatory Appraisal of Competitive Advantage (PACA)Manual  
The manual is complete handbook on how to conduct a Participatory Appraisal of Competitive Advantage (PACA) exercise in the context of Nepal. The manual is based on the PACA experience gained in nine municipalities of Lumbini, Karnali and Sudurpachshim provinces under the Local…  
Quality Infrastructure Rapid Diagnostic Tool - User Guide  
Rapid Diagnostic Tool (RDT) is an instrument that helps quality infrastructure (QI) stakeholders and donor institutions assess the supply side of a QI ecosystem in a specific country.  
Reimagining LRED in Lumbini Province  
This booklet is about the accomplishments of the Local and Provincial Economic Development Programme (LPED) implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH from June 2019 to April 2023.  
Rapid Assessment of Occupational Safety and Health in Agriculture in Myanmar  
Rapid Assessment of Occupational Safety and Health in Agriculture in Myanmar In the second half of 2017, BuSoDev Myanmar in cooperation with Mesopartner (Christian Schoen) were commissioned by the ILO SafeYouth@Work Project to prepare a rapid…  
SED Programme Development in Nepal  
SED Programme Development in Nepal Sustainable economic development (SED) is one focal area of German Development Cooperation (GDC) in Nepal. Several projects have been implemented by GIZ, PTB and recently also by KfW within this focal area, but a topical and strategic roof…  
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