Dr. Berthold Kuhn Research and Consulting
Dr. Berthold Kuhn                                                 Research and Consulting  

Dr. Berthold M. Kuhn                             Consulting, Advisory Services & Evaluations

My consulting work covers a wide range of international cooperation topics, with a focus on sustainability transitions and the Sustainable Development Goals, civil society dialogue and cooperation, decentralisation and local government reform, rights-based approaches.

Example of Consulting Work for European Commission

EIDHR evaluation
This report is the outcome of an evaluation commissioned by the European Commission with the title "Fight against racism, xenophobia and discrimination", It is one of the few evaluations that have been published in the Internet with the consent of all parties involved.
EIDHR evaluation.pdf
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Areas of Expertise


Civil Society: comparative analysis of legal and regulatory frameworks; capacity building of CSO; NGO regulation, evaluation, certification, civil society mapping, NGO networks; rights-based approaches, NGOs as advocacy networks and service providers (environment & climate change, social sectors), youth led and youth exchange organisations.

Sustainable Development: Sustainable Development in Theory and Practice, Climate Policies and Governance, Interplay and cooperation between stakeholders, capacity building, PPP & CSR, NGOs and public participation, survey design on climate knowledge, attitudes and behaviour.

Democracy and Governance: Strengthening of national and regional assemblies/parliaments, rule of law, local government reform, legal aid and awareness; transparency and accountability, Public-Private Partnerships,

Human Rights: UN conventions, institutions and instruments, Universal Periodic Review, International Criminal Court (ICC), EU Guidelines and instruments, EIDHR, human rights dialogue and human rights projects, rights of children, rights of minorities, labour and social standards.

Programme Management & Evaluation: Project Cycle Management, monitoring, evaluation and capacity development, European Commission (Horozon2020, EDF, EIDHR) approaches and procedures, project planning, M&E and capacity development, GTZ Capacity Works Certificate (2009)


Evaluations are a key instrument for improving the quality of projects and strengthening the legitimacy of public and private funding support. Evaluation exercises aim to understand different interests and perspectives of stakeholders and to promote better interaction among them.   

My evaluation methodology corresponds with the OECD-DAC criteria focusing on

* Relevance,

* Effectiveness,

* Efficiency,

* Sustainability and

* Impact.

My evaluations pay emphasis to the

* political level (national and regional political dynamics, respect of principles of Paris and Accra Agenda),

* the level of the programme partners (capacity development and competencies)

* the level of target groups (adequate responses to felt needs and constraints, ownership, innovative approaches).

The copyrights of evaluation reports/documents are with my clients, including European Commission,  United Nations, World Bank, Federal Ministries, GTZ and others. I may seek special authorization to share reports upon request. Please contact the clients (see reference CV Consulting) or me for this purpose.

Paper on Evaluations of Governance Projects D+C July/August 2011




Presentation on Climate Policies at City Level at Humboldt University's KOSMOS Conference on Navigating the Sustainability Transformation, August 28-30, 2019


New projects on "Sustainable Finance" (FUB UAS) and "Sustainable Finance for Culture" ( DOC)


Annual Meeting of German Council for Sustainable Development in Berlin (June 4, 2019)


Evaluation of Program "Religion and State in the Middle East "

implemented by CAFCAW, DIYAR, Bethlehem


Consultant to DOC Research Institute, Berlin


FU Berlin Spring Campus Conference, co-chair of Workshop on Climate Policies in Comparative Perspectives, April 1-5, Berlin


Workshops and Lectures at Xiamen University, Beijing Normal University, Tsinghua University, Zhejiang University on Sustainable Development, Climate Policies, Role of International NGOs in March 2019


Advisory services for GIZ project targeting climate migrants in Bangladesh, Dec. 2018







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