Christian has over 30 years of experience in Local and Regional Economy Development, Value Chain Development, Business-enabling Environment and Quality Infrastructure. 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 a process facilitator and intermittent team leader of different development programs in Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal and Vietnam and has built the capacity of international and national consultants, national project staff and counterparts all over Southeast Asia and South Asia during the last 20 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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44 results:
Just (Energy) Transition as an interdisciplinary transformation challenge: Learning from the German experience  
The Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) commissioned Mesopartner PartG to
summarize Germany’s Just Transition experience focusing on economic structural change and coal
phase-out in selected regions of Germany. The German Just Transition Process…
Assessment of Malaysia's National Quality Infrastructure  
The International Network on Quality Infrastructure, recently defined Quality Infrastructure (Ql) as: "the system comprising the organisations (public and private), policies, relevant legal and regulatory frameworks and practices required to support and improve the quality,…  
Indonesia's and Germany's QI Systems at a Glance: A Comparative Analysis  
The publication "Indonesia's and Germany's QI Systems at a Glance: A Comparative Analysis” provides a detailed analysis of the Quality Infrastructure (QI) systems and laws of both countries. It highlights the similarities, differences, and best practices by presenting case…  
Implications of migration for territorial development  
Migration is essential to human development and has contributed towards altering societies and economies for thousands of years. Depending on various factors discussed in this article, migration can be a blessing or a curse for a country’s or a sub-national location’s…  
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…  
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