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 role of meso organisations in the Product Space  
During the last 10 years, a promising approach has emerged from the Centre for International Development (CID) at Harvard University and Macro Connections at MIT Media Lab. It is called the Atlas of Economic Complexity (Hausmann, Hidalgo, Bustos, Coscia, Simoes & Yildirim,…  
How to introduce LED as an approach to economic change in a country  
Since it was established in 2003, Mesopartner has been involved in work related to Local Economic Development (LED).  
Typology of Regions and meso organisations  
The concept of the Typology of Regions was originally introduced in the Mesopartner Working Paper 10 which focuses on options and choices for designing a Regional Development Agency (RDA).  
The emergence of a meso space – Country Case Myanmar  
As is typical for a country such as Myanmar, which only started a transformation process in 2012 after decades of isolation, business opportunities are abundant.  
Assessment of meso organisations for opportunities for improvement  
Meso organisations are established to promote economic development and improve competitiveness of a region by responding to a variety of permanent and temporary market and performance failures at the micro level.  
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