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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37 results:
The beauty of circular value chains  
Both the value chain and the circular economy concept have their unique attractiveness. In the 2016 Annual Reflection we published the article From value chains to circular economic systems (Cunningham, Jenal & Harmes-Liedtke, 2016), where we argue that value chains often…  
Mesopartner Working Paper 13  
Addressing Red Tape at the Local Level: 
Options and Tools. Addressing red tape is an important building block of a local economic development (LED) initiative. LED practitioners in many locations started to realise this some time ago, and, in a convergent process, practitioners…  
Mesopartner Working Paper 02  
Rapid Appraisal of Local Innovation Systems (RALIS): 
Assessing and Enhancing Innovation Networks. Rapid Appraisal of Local Innovation Systems (RALIS) is a methodology to conduct a rapid diagnosis of a locality, a value chain or a cluster with a special focus at technology and…  
Rapid Market Assessment of Responsible Tourism in Vietnam 2017  
In order to assess the feasibility of a possible future project ‘Responsible Tourism and Competitiveness in Vietnam’ envisaged by the Swiss Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) for funding, the ILO has commissioned the preparation of a rapid market assessment (RMA) of…  
Regional Economic Potential Analysis  
In 2006, mesopartner was commissioned by the European Union–Vietnam Private Sector Support Programme (EU-VPSSP) to develop a methodology for Regional Economic Potential Analysis and the supervision of its first application in the three provinces Hai Phong, Da Nang and Can Tho.…  
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